Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Test | Final 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. After hearing what Mr. Brittain asks Reverend Ellerby to do, what is the Reverend's next move?

2. When Moby asks the visitor to his hospital room how his visitor is feeling, what response does Moby get?

3. Who is coaching the swim team in Ms. Lemry's absence?

4. As Moby recovers in the hospital from Virgil's attack, who is camping out by the hospital's main entrance in case Virgil should show up?

5. Where is the one place that Moby feels safe from Virgil Byrnes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the biggest danger if Sarah Byrnes testifies unsuccessfully against her father?

2. How does Sarah Byrnes' mother respond when Sarah Byrnes asks her mother to come back and testify against Virgil?

3. As the CAT class heads into the last day of their abortion discussion, what piece of advice does Ms. Lemry give to Ellerby?

4. While Moby recovers in his hospital room, he feels pretty cocky when his mom and the police are around. How does Moby admit he feels when he is alone?

5. While Ellerby and Moby leave Brittain alone outside of the pool, what do they decide to do at practice to teach Brittain some humility?

6. What does the surprise visitor to Moby's hospital room ask Moby to do?

7. After Sarah Byrnes bolts from the psych ward, why does Moby return to the psych ward to speak with Laurel?

8. When Moby and Sarah Byrnes go for a walk, they are watched by her father. How do they communicate since Sarah Byrnes can't be seen talking?

9. What did Ms. Lemry say to Sarah Byrnes that changed Sarah Byrnes' mind about Ms. Lemry?

10. According to what Jody tells the class, why did Mark insist that Jody abort their child?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Ellerby's father with Mark Brittain's father.

a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b. Compare the role that justice plays in each of their lives. How is each character affected by the concept of justice - both positively and negatively?

Essay Topic 2

In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development and the readers' involvement?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Dale's character and how he evolves (or not) and what he symbolizes in the story. Use examples from the story to support your answer.

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