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. In Sarah Byrnes' dreams, what is she?

2. After Sarah Byrnes leaves Moby's hospital room, who does Moby immediately call?

3. When Moby refuses to tell his caller where Sarah Byrnes is, what does the caller threaten to do to Moby?

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

5. After hearing out Mr. Mautz, what does Reverend Ellerby tell him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When Jody asked Mark about the church's stand on abortion before she had hers, how did Mark answer her?

4. How does Ms. Lemry respond when Mark Brittain insists that everything is about Christianity?

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

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

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

8. When Ms. Lemry surprises Moby by telling him that she ran after and caught Sarah Byrnes' mother, what does Lemry reveal to Moby about her past?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Identify the main desires of Mr. Byrnes. What does he hope to gain by abusing his daughter and harming Moby? For each desire, tell Mr. Byrnes' reasoning behind the desire and what he ultimately hoped to accomplish through his actions.

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