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. When Reverend Ellerby arrives in Mr. Mautz's office, what does Steve tell his father?

2. When Mr. Mautz asks Moby to have lunch with him, what does Mr. Mautz first ask Moby about?

3. When Reverend Ellerby arrives in Mr. Mautz's office, how does he greet his son?

4. According to what Reverend Ellerby tells Mr. Mautz in the office, why does Reverend Ellerby believe Mark attempted suicide?

5. How does Sarah Byrnes react when Moby tells the driver to head to Ms. Lemry's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Moby asks the person he finds folding towels their opinion about Moby's dating Jody Mueller, what response does Moby get?

2. Moby receives quite a bit of media attention after he is attacked by Virgil Byrnes. When is the last time that Moby can remember getting this much media attention?

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

4. Why does Moby not tell the police about Virgil's threats?

5. When Moby and Ellerby are called to the office during their study hall, what does the man waiting for the two boys tell them?

6. 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?

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

8. After hearing what the man waiting for Moby and Ellerby tells them when the two boys are called to the office during their study hall, how does Ellerby respond to the man's words?

9. As Brittain begins to lose it in the CAT class on the last day of their abortion discussion, what does Brittain tell Sarah Byrnes?

10. According to Carver, how did Carver manipulate his way into a relationship with Moby's mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast how the character of Sarah Byrnes changes as the story progresses. Be sure to include your assessment of her character when she is first introduced in the story, when she is caught faking her mental health break, when she searches for her mother, and when she is adopted at the end of the story. Use examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast how the character of Mark Brittain changes as the story progresses. Be sure to include your assessment of Mark's character when he is first introduced at swim practice, when he confronts Ellerby in CAT regarding the abortion issue, when he accuses Jody of lying and when he finally seeks Moby's advice about how to repair the damage he has done. Use examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Dale Thornton and Sarah Byrnes can be seen as kindred spirits - owing to the similarities in their early childhood experiences. Although they are not quite the same, they share a number of similarities. Identify and describe these similarities. Then, based on your discussion of their similarities, identify the ways in which these two characters' similarities facilitate the plot's development and move the story forward.

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