Roadwork 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. What wakes Bart up from his nap in the U-Wash-It laundry mat?

2. Where does Bart get the idea for creating his own explosives?

3. What happened to Johnny Walker's brother, Arnie?

4. Where is Bart walking to when he spots the gun shop?

5. What is the name of the Democratic candidate who speaks out against the "vandalism" of the 784 construction site?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mr. Magliore try to throw Bart out of his office at his car dealership?

2. Why is Bart upset after hearing the news about the fires that he set?

3. Explain Mary's plan for buying a television.

4. Describe the simile that Bart is talking about on the morning that the Blue Ribbon Laundry is demolished.

5. Describe Bart's dreams on the night he sets the fires at the 784 construction site.

6. Mary invites Bart to her parents' house for Christmas. What does Bart say about coming over?

7. Why does Bart think the laundry needs to shut down on November 28th?

8. What happens to Bart as he is painting the smoke stack at the laundry?

9. What are Bart's concerns about bringing the Christmas presents he bought over to Mary's parents' house?

10. During the phone conversation on Christmas day with Olivia, what advice does Bart give her about leaving Vegas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is the chapter "Stoptime, January 20, 1974" written as one long rambling thought?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Bart angry with Mary regarding the death of Charlie?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Bart's relationship with Mary throughout the novel.

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