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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Randall tell Catherine that Leona might have been blackmailing?
2. Who does Carl Perkins think Catherine's boyfriend is?
3. What story is Tom busy writing when Catherine arrives at the Gazette the Monday after her discovery?
4. What does Catherine tell Mrs. Barnes is her opinion of their conversation before she hangs up?
5. What does Catherine grab before she heads over to Tom's house on Tuesday night to investigate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the small town of Lowfield, it seems that everyone knows each other. Discuss Catherine's relationship with other more prevalent characters in the novel and how her relationships affect the development of the novel and perhaps even Catherine herself. Talk about Catherine's relationships with Sheriff Galton, Randall Gerrard, and Tom Mascalco. Include examples from the book to support your opinions.
Essay Topic 2
At points in the novel, the author uses imagery to conjure up a feeling or mood in the novel or to create suspense or suspicion. Discuss the imagery used in "Sweet and Deadly." Provide examples of places in the novel where the author employs imagery to display a mood and where the author uses the imagery to create suspense. Also, try to find other places in the novel where the author uses vivid or descriptive imagery and explain what this imagery conveys to the reader. In short, how does the imagery used by the author affect the novel?
Essay Topic 3
The theme of secrets is a very prevalent and recurring theme in the novel. Identify how this theme is used citing examples from the novel. Why is this theme an important one in the novel? How do the secrets of the townspeople add to the plot of the novel? Why do the people of Lowfield so readily tell their secrets to Catherine? How does she react to these secrets?
This section contains 367 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)