Tex Test | Mid-Book 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. Why does Tex increase his speed?

2. On what day of the week do the events of chapter five occur?

3. Who accepts full responsibility for the night of drunkenness?

4. What was the name of the novel Tex read for a book report in English which he really enjoyed reading?

5. What announcement does Mason and Tex's nighttime visitor share?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mason frustrated with his life?

2. What do you believe is Tex's favorite activity to do?

3. How does Lem come to the revelation that Mason wants respect more than money?

4. What does Tex remind Jamie about relationships?

5. In what way is Mason impressive in this chapter?

6. Why does Tex ask Mason to talk to him about girls?

7. What problem does Jamie have with Lem's life?

8. How did Mason get the heat to be turned back on the next day?

9. What does the fortune teller advise Tex?

10. Why does Tex want to ensure Mason goes to college?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing the societal prejudices of being poor. Include examples from your own personal experience and examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing how the relationship between Mason and Tex might improve once Mason has gone off to college.

Essay Topic 3

Mason was diagnosed with a non-serious ulcer. Imagine that he had been diagnosed with a much more serious disease. Write an essay describing how other events in the novel might have changed based on this different diagnosis.

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