The Dead Zone Test | Final 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. Which former actor does Johnny talk about in this section?

2. What disease did Johnny suffer from?

3. What was the name of the child Stillson picked up at the meeting?

4. What does Stillson pull in front of him to protect himself from Johnny's bullets?

5. Who does Sonny Elliman threaten in Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Johnny visualize as he waits to kill Stillson?

2. How did Johnny make the kid photographer become famous?

3. What do the Chatsworths think about Stillson?

4. How does Sarah make peace with herself in this section?

5. What does Johnny think would happen if Stillson became president?

6. What is Herb's relationship with Charlene?

7. How does Johnny decide to deal Stillson?

8. How does Johnny convince himself he is doing the right thing by following Stillson so closely?

9. What advice does Ngo give Johnny in this section?

10. Why does Ngo need to have a knowledge of American politics?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In 1983, THE DEAD ZONE was released as a film starring Christopher Walken and Tom Skerritt. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book are still relevant years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new media? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

Essay Topic 2

What do the students think of Stephen King's representations in the book? How do the students think he has tried to keep his representations accurate? Do the students think Stephen King can communicate realist representations while still making a novel entertaining and imaginative?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following real people mentioned in the book and discuss how King represents them in THE DEAD ZONE and why he represents that person in that manner. Are there people who would argue against King's representation of that person's life?

1. Richard Nixon.

2. Jimmy Carter.

3. Ronald Reagan.

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