The Blind Side Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Lewis (author)
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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. How much higher is Jonathan Ogdan's salary than the quarterback from his same team?

2. Which of the following people also attend Ole Miss and frequently come to cheer Michael on at his games?

3. How does Michael describe his first foster mother?

4. Which of the following people uses Michael's success to negotiate a new job for himself?

5. After Michael's first Egg Bowl, who is fired from the Ole Miss team?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Dee Dee in her childhood that affected her into adulthood?

2. How does Coach DeLeone feel about Michael when he first arrives at Ole Miss?

3. Who is Joyce Thomson, and why does she show up on the Tuohy's doorstep?

4. What was life like for Michael when he was living in a foster home?

5. When Michael is taken to a psychological examiner to be evaluated, what does the doctor decide?

6. How does Leigh Anne Tuohy feel about the aggressive coaches who come to visit Michael in her home?

7. How did Michael feel about his family and friends coming to him asking for money after he started playing football?

8. What would Dee Dee do at the first of every month, like clockwork?

9. How does Michael's mother, Dee Dee, react to the news that Michael is going to graduate from high school?

10. What does Michael remember most about the day when Child Services came to take him and his siblings away?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Michael was very involved in the scouting process and came to the schools with his own demands he wanted met. First, describe each of the three schools Michael narrowed down as being his top favorites. Then, explain what Michael demanded from each school if he was going to attend and play football for them.

Essay Topic 2

When Michael is attending Ole Miss, he gets into a violent fight with his friend, Antonio. First, explain what prompted the fight between these two friends. Then, describe the after effects of this fight on Michael's life and his career in the football world.

Essay Topic 3

The success of left tackles in the NFL had a major impact on the way professional players were paid. First, explain how the role of the left tackle in NFL games changed over the past 40 years. Then, explain how these changes in NFL policy were reflected in the paychecks of the professional players.

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