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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. According to Ms. Lemry, who is responsible for Mark's actions?

2. Which student in the CAT class gets up and walks out after telling Ms. Lemry that Mark had been cruelly treated by everyone in the class?

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

4. When Sarah Byrnes visits Moby in the hospital, what does she tell Moby?

5. Who does Moby call in order to prevent panic when Moby is reported missing from the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Jody, why did she have the abortion alone?

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. As Moby recovers in his hospital room, why is Moby terribly nervous for Sarah Byrnes?

4. Why does Sarah Byrnes come back to school even though she knows her father will be looking for her?

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

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

9. As Moby retreats to his bedroom to do some thinking about Sarah Byrnes and Jody Mueller, why does Moby admit that he's scared to death to start anything up with Jody?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the main themes is this novel involves bullying.

a. Identify three characters that are bullies. For each character, describe an instance in which the character bullied someone else.

b. Why do these characters bully others?

c. What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful in their endeavors or would they have been more successful if they had not tried to bully the other person? Explain your answer.

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

Crutcher uses this story to examine the role that truth plays in our daily lives. Examine the author's beliefs through his storytelling. Why would the author choose this story to overlay his demonstration of the consequences realized when the truth is distorted or hidden? What did you learn from the author's discussion on truth? What other avenues, if any, could the author have used to express his beliefs? Would those avenues have been as effective as the story? Why or why not?

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