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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 Ms. Lemry decides to take sick leave to help Sarah Byrnes locate her mother, what will the CAT class do while Ms. Lemry is away?
2. Where do Sarah Byrnes and Ms. Lemry locate Sarah Byrnes' mother?
3. As Ms. Lemry tries to regain control of her class as Brittain melts down, who stands up and enters the verbal fray?
4. When Virgil Byrnes surprises Moby in Moby's car, what does Virgil hold against Moby?
5. When Sarah Byrnes and Ms. Lemry locate Sarah Byrnes' mother, what is her mother working as?
Short Essay Questions
1. As Brittain begins to lose it in the CAT class on the last day of their abortion discussion, what does Brittain tell Sarah Byrnes?
2. How does Ms. Lemry respond when Mark Brittain insists that everything is about Christianity?
3. While Ellerby and Moby leave Brittain alone outside of the pool, what do they decide to do at practice to teach Brittain some humility?
4. When Moby goes looking for someone to talk to about the possibility of dating Jody Mueller, why does the person he finds consider folding towels to be therapy?
5. As Moby retreats to his bedroom to do some thinking about Sarah Byrnes and Jody Mueller, what does Moby wish for the first time that he had?
6. 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?
7. According to Jody, why did she have the abortion alone?
8. According to what Jody tells the class, why did Mark insist that Jody abort their child?
9. After Sarah Byrnes bolts from the psych ward, why does Moby return to the psych ward to speak with Laurel?
10. When Moby asks the person he finds folding towels their opinion about Moby's dating Jody Mueller, what response does Moby get?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is no doubt that Ellerby is greatly affected by the events the death of his brother. Discuss how his brother's death and the events thereafter affect not only Ellerby's worldview, but also religious views and his relationships with the people around him. How do Ellerby's experiences affect his mental state, his ability to be objective with his community and his willingness to help Moby and Sarah Byrnes?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the course of the novel, religious overtones abound. In fact, these religious differences become a main motivator in moving the plot forward. Identify at least three different religious views that impacted the plot and the lives of the characters involved in the story. For each instance, describe the characters involved, the religious belief, and how the belief impacted the story's plot. How might the story have been different if these beliefs had not been a part of the plot? Explain your reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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