The Green Mile 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 sheriff who is in charge of the county where the Dettericks live?

2. How much does Paul think that John Coffey weighs?

3. What has someone labeled the switch that turns on the electric chair?

4. What is the name of Hammersmith’s wife?

5. How many rehearsals does Paul hope to have before Bitterbuck’s execution?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Mr. Jingles eat a portion of a sandwich that Brutal gave him the first night that the mouse showed up?

2. How does Paul think that Percy learns to stay in the middle of the corridor on the mile?

3. Why doesn’t Paul go to the TV room much in the day?

4. How is Paul’s urinary infection cured?

5. Why doesn’t Paul Edgecombe go to the doctor for his urinary infection?

6. Who is the new prisoner who is coming to E Block?

7. What does Bitterbuck tell Paul about his life?

8. Why was John Coffey arrested for murder?

9. How is Melinda Moores doing when she is sent home from the hospital?

10. What does John Coffey look like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Burt Hammersmith believes that Coffey is dangerous and committed the murders of the little girls. What made Hammersmith come to that conclusion? What analogy does Hammersmith use to indicate why he believes Coffey is dangerous? Why does he believe Paul should never turn his back on Coffey?

Essay Topic 2

The mood of The Green Mile is very dark and a bit depressing. What does the story line have to do with the mood of the novel? Why isn’t this a light-hearted novel? How does the setting contribute to the mood? Does the mood change when the setting shifts to Georgia Pines? Why or why not? What is the overall mood of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

From the beginning, Mr. Jingles seems to be more than just a mouse. Once Percy seems to be an enemy, when does the mouse only come around? What does Paul think when the mouse only comes around when Percy isn’t on the block? What actions get Paul and the others thinking the mouse is looking for someone? When does the mouse seem to quit looking for someone? What does Delacroix claim that the mouse whispers to him? What happens to the mouse immediately after Delacroix’s execution? What about that seems to confirm the fact that the mouse isn’t simply an ordinary mouse?

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