The Dead and the Gone 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. What is the name of the customer Alex is helping at the beginning of Chapter 1?

2. In what branch of the military does Carlos serve?

3. How many girls are being asked to stay indefinitely at a convent in upstate New York?

4. What time does Uncle Jimmy wake Alex?

5. When do the vegetables in Julie's garden die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Alex learn about conditions in Puerto Rico in Chapter 4?

2. Describe Alex's new headmaster.

3. At the end of August, what happened to Julie's garden?

4. What does Alex see when he approaches his apartment after work on May 18?

5. When Father Mulrooney tells Alex he can't have lunch because he hasn't done his work, why does Alex just leave?

6. Why does Kevin take vodka rather than food for the items he collects body shopping?

7. Why is it thought that there will be more tsunamis?

8. Where is Uncle Jimmy and his family going and why?

9. What will determine if Alex is able to attend Georgetown?

10. Why does Chris give Alex his father's business card?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, Alex goes to Yankee Stadium to try to find his mother. Discuss the trip to Yankee Stadium and Alex's feelings about the trip.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 9, Alex goes body shopping for the first time. Discuss body shopping and its importance.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 5, Bri is invited to live in a convent in upstate New York. Compare how Alex, Bri, and Julie feel about the invitation.

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