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 does superstar Joe Montana fare when he plays against Chris Doleman?

2. Which of the following athletes did Michael admire most when he was a child?

3. Which of the following schools does NOT make it onto Michael's short-list of potential schools?

4. Which of the following people shows Michael a stack of newspaper clippings about him, explaining that he 's a celebrity now?

5. How many men has Michael's mother fathered children by?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lengths do college coaches go to in the hopes of wooing Michael Oher to their schools?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Michael learn about Ole Miss' history and their treatment of African-American students?

8. How did Dee Dee meet Michael's father, Michael Williams?

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

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

Dee Dee, Michael's mother had a rough childhood herself. First, describe at least two major events of Dee Dee's childhood that shaped her personality and outlook on the world. Then, explain how Dee Dee's drug addiction affected the lives her own children.

Essay Topic 2

After Michael was taken away from his mother's home, he lived in many different places. First, describe Michael's emotions over being taken away from his mother's custody. Then, describe at least three different places Michael lived after being taken away by Child Services at the age of 10.

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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