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. After he is taken away from his mother's home, which of the following is NOT a place where Michael stayed?

2. What team does left tackle, Jonathan Ogdan play for?

3. Who is the only person Michael discusses his college selection process with?

4. What does Leigh Anne steal to use in Michael's high school year book?

5. When Michael is living with his mother, how many children does she have under the age of 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the college coaches react when Michael makes his final selection as to which college he will attend?

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

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

4. What was Michael's sentence after injuring the young boy in his fight with Antonio?

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

6. How does Michael respond to Joyce Thompson's questions while she is interviewing him?

7. What does Michael wonder about while he is being interviewed by Joyce Thomspson?

8. Why does Michael believe Dee Dee was a good mother?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Michael Oher has had an extremely rough childhood. First, explain Michael's history within his own family and then in the various families he had within the foster care system. Then, explain whether or not you believe Michael overcame his childhood.

Essay Topic 3

When Michael chose to attend Ole Miss University, there was an uproar from the NCAA. First, explain why the other universities associated with the NCAA were disgruntled about Michael's college selection. Then, explain why an investigator from the NCAA showed up at the Tuohy's door and what she wanted to know.

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