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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 does Trent say that Richard's mom sounds like when she snores?

2. What island does Richard go to in Chapter 5 after his mother leaves to see his brothers?

3. When did Richard's mother marry Trent?

4. Where does Richard say that he would take Sasquatch if he saw one hitchhiking?

5. In Chapter 4, how many Camrys do the police say have been stolen in the state of Florida during that month?

Short Essay Questions

1. How and where do turtles lay their eggs?

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

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

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

5. In Chapter 9, what does Richard discover is packed in the trunk of the vehicle that Skink has been driving?

6. What do Richard's mom and his Uncle Dan do as an effort to get information about Malley's whereabouts?

7. Who does Richard find out that Talbo Chock really was?

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

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

10. Why does Skink go diving in the river in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Deductive reasoning is used by Richard and Skink to find Malley. How do they use deductive reasoning, and how is that type of reasoning used to find Malley?

Essay Topic 2

Richard discovers a lot about himself through his journey in the novel. What does Richard learn about himself, and how does that help him to grow and mature?

Essay Topic 3

Malley mentions the ivory-billed woodpecker in one of her phone conversations with Richard. Why is mentioning the bird important to the search for Malley, and what does the bird symbolize when it is seen?

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