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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. In Chapter 5, how long has it been since Trent sold a house?

2. Where is a car salesman from who says he picked up a Sasquatch hitchhiking on the interstate?

3. In Chapter 10, where does Etta say she saw a young couple?

4. How tall was Richard's dad?

5. What is Richard's mother's occupation?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Richard get Trent to let him be gone for a few days?

2. What has Malley told Richard about the boarding school where her parents are sending her?

3. How does Skink get supper on the first day that he and Richard are traveling to find Malley in Chapter 6?

4. What does the man look like that Richard finds hiding in a sand mound in Chapter 1?

5. What does Skink do when the driver of a blue SUV tosses a beer can out his window in Chapter 7?

6. How do Skink and Richard get a boat in Chapter 10?

7. What does Richard pack to take on his trip with Skink in Chapter 6?

8. What do the police discover when they start looking for Malley in Chapter 4?

9. Why doesRichard not text Malley when he is waiting for her at the beach at the beginning of Chapter 1?

10. Who is Dodge Olney?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters discover that their actions have consequences. What actions - especially for Richard and Malley - catch up to the characters? What consequences do they face because of their actions?

Essay Topic 2

Richard and Skink find their pasts catching up with them in the novel. In what ways do both have to face events from the past? How do these events affect activities and events in the present?

Essay Topic 3

Skink makes an observation that “We are who we are.” How would you describe Richard and Skink’s character? How does their character and who they are influence decisions they make and things they do? In what ways are they who they are?

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