Another Roadside Attraction Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Amanda, John Paul, and their neighbor find out about the attempted theft of the baboon at the zoo?

2. Where is the mysterious symbol on Amanda's body?

3. Why do the rednecks at the bar disapprove of the circus?

4. Why is Plucky able to pose as Brother Dallas?

5. What do the Zillers do for the attempted baboon thief?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John Paul pay for Amanda's hospitalization?

2. Why was Plucky discharged from the military?

3. What happens to Amanda's pregnancy?

4. What is significant about Plucky's job in logging?

5. Why did Marx create a new name for himself?

6. What are the differing opinions on the spiritual power of thunderstorms?

7. How does Plucky Purcell keep the rednecks from hassling the circus?

8. Describe Amanda and John Paul's wedding ceremony.

9. Describe John Paul Ziller's childhood.

10. Describe John Paul's gifts to his wife in the hospital and meaning behind them.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Plucky Purcell's experiences with the Society of the Felicitator and how the inner workings of the Catholic Church sharply contrast with the persistent image presented to the public. How do his experiences help to shape his worldview, particularly after meeting Sister Hillary? In what ways does this help prepare Plucky for his final contributions to the world, as well as his death? Develop a clear thesis statement and cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

Compose an essay about the significance of animals in "Another Roadside Attraction" in the following format:

Part 1) Butterflies.

Part 2) Amanda and John Paul's devotion to the garter snake.

Part 3) The zoo without animals.

Part 4) Tarzan's analysis of the god Pan.

Part 5) Mon Cul.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Compose an essay about the role natural elements from the earth play in "Another Roadside Attraction" in the following format:

Part 1) Thunderstorms.

Part 2) Mushrooms.

Part 3) Earthquakes.

Part 4) Sun and solar radiation.

Part 5) The food and beverage offered at the roadside zoo.

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