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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has been living in this abandoned house?
2. What is the job that the answer to #97 gets?
3. How many sons is Solomon purported to have had?
4. Is the burglary in this chapter easy?
5. What does the new job holder say the job is in order to save face?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The ongoing debate over nature vs. the ideals of society is one that plays out in this novel, especially with those in the Dead family.
Part 1 - Compare and contrast Pilate and Macon. How do they live and how does this relate to society?
Part 2 - Do you feel society plays a large role in the decisions we make or does our upbringing play a larger role? Why?
Part 3 - Does society cause us to be who we are or does family? Give examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Dreams seem to play a significant role in this story as well, helping to shed light on mysteries the characters are facing.
Part 1 - List two examples of dreams in this story and describe them as best you can.
Part 2 - What is the significance of each of these dreams? What do they tell the character? What do they tell the reader?
Part 3 - Why are dreams used in novels to relay information? Wouldn't narrative be just as effective? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The idea of bad luck is one that runs through this novel, and culminates in Chapter 13, not coincidentally.
Part 1 - Describe the bad luck of Pilate and how it affects her in the novel.
Part 2 - Describe the bad luck of Reba and how it affects her in the novel.
Part 3 - Describe the back luck of Hagar and how it affects her in the novel.
Part 4 - List any other instances of bad luck you noticed in this novel.
This section contains 348 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)