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Recoil Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Thompson
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Madeline take from Doc's car?



2. Who follows Pat out of town with Myrtle?



3. Who offers Pat a job?



4. Where is the job Senator Burkman promises for Pat?



5. What does Lila's pregnancy prevent her from doing?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Doc jealous of Bill Hardesty?



2. Why was Pat tried as an adult instead of a juvenile when he was seventeen?



3. How is Doc about to continue working in Capitol City after his shady past is revealed?



4. What is Bill Hardesty's scheme?



5. After the incident with Madeline in the parking lot, what does Doc tell Pat?



6. What do the documents that Doc is looking at say about Pat?



7. What is Pat's physical description of Doc?



8. Why did Doc steal money from the college?



9. Why does Pat stop attacking Bill Hardesty?



10. Is the parole officer good at his job? Use evidence from the story to support your opinion.



Essay Topics

While Pat visits Madeline in Chapter 12, a parole officer enters the apartment. Describe this episode and explain the significance of:

a) The parole officer willing to accept a bribe.

b) Pat exposing his scars.

c) Pat beating the parole officer into submission.

d) Pat trusting Madeline.

How are the central female characters portrayed in the novel? What role do Madeline, Lila Luther, and Myrtle Briscoe play in the development of the plot?

Discuss the author's use of intrigue and suspense to pique the reader's interest. Is he successful? How does this story compare to other novels you have read of the same genre?

(see the answer keys)

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