Summer of Night 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. Where do the boys go from the belfry in Chapter 41?

2. What does the basement of Old Central look like in Chapter 38?

3. Which boy shadows his friends in Chapter 29?

4. Why must Dale's mother drive out to Dale's uncle's farm in Chapter 36?

5. What do the boys buy in Chapter 35?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Kevin and Cordie fight off the creatures who come after them in Chapter 38, 39, and 40?

2. What strategy do the boys employ to outsmart the dangerous men in Chapter 29?

3. What happens during Father Cavanaugh's visit to Mike's house in Chapter 34?

4. What does Mike find out about the soldier from his grandmother?

5. How do the boys prepare themselves for the dangerous beings in Chapter 35?

6. What does Dale take from Mr. Ashley-Montague's shelf in Chapter 28?

7. How do Cordie and Kevin start a fire at the school?

8. What happens to the boys while in the belfry?

9. How does the basement of Old Central look in Chapter 38?

10. How do the boys manage to get away from Dr. Roon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the antagonists of the novel "Summer of Night." Who are the antagonists? Why are they the antagonists? What do they do to the main characters? What do the antagonists look like?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Simmons' motif of darkness in the novel "Summer of Night." What are some examples of darkness in the novel? How does darkness create a mysterious and suspenseful tone? What are some major scenes which take place in the dark? How does the title of the novel relate to this motif?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of death in the novel "Summer of Night." How does Simmons illustrate the death motif throughout the novel? What do the characters think of death? How do the characters react to the deaths? Why are these deaths occurring?

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