Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Moby walks away from his locker, what does the person waiting for him blurt out?

2. When Virgil Byrnes surprises Moby in Moby's car, what does Virgil hold against Moby?

3. What does Sarah Byrnes consider is too mean for even her father to do?

4. As Ms. Lemry tries to regain control of her class as Brittain melts down, who stands up and enters the verbal fray?

5. Back at school, who watches over the CAT class/study hall since Ms. Lemry is on paid leave?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Parental and authority figures play a crucial role in shaping the young people they are in contact with. Identify at least three parental and/or authority figures in the story. For each character identified, discuss who and how the parental/authority figure affects the story's main characters, as well as the character's overall impact on the story's plot. Finally, determine if the parental/authority figure was a good or bad role model and why. Use examples from the story to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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