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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. According to the newspaper's story, why was the person killed?
2. According to Amber, what does not hurt?
3. Who works at the place where Amber and Kayla agree to meet?
4. Where does August suggest the group might meet up if they have to leave their homes?
5. How does Zekeal help Kayla when he arrives at her house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Amber's parents fighting about when Kayla arrives at their house?
2. Which club is Kayla trying to find? Who takes her there?
3. What does Allyson say about insurance companies and genetic coding?
4. According to Ashley, what is the hospital doing?
5. What does Gene tell Kayla about his work?
6. What happens to babies whose genetic code indicates a possible future health problem?
7. What does Kayla read about Louden Waters?
8. What vision does Kayla have when she is cleaning the blood stains from the bathtub?
9. Why is Gene Drake shot and killed?
10. What does Kayla agree to do on her seventeenth birthday?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Characters are an integral and important part of novels. Analyze how secondary characters in The Bar Code Tattoo help drive the plot. Describe their specific contributions to the storyline.
Essay Topic 2
The Bar Code Tattoo belongs to the science fiction genre. Define the literary term "genre." What are advantages and disadvantages to labeling a text by genre? What are similarities between different genres?
Essay Topic 3
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. In your opinion, why is The Bar Code Tattoo titled as such?
Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Have you ever read a book and wondered how the title was relevant to the story?
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