The Green Mile 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. What author does Paul mention at the beginning of Part 5, Chapter 1?

2. Who threatens to turn Percy over to Wharton if Percy doesn’t transfer to Briar Ridge?

3. In Part 5, Chapter 5, what game does Brutal suggest that Percy play?

4. In Part 5, Chapter 4, what jobs does Paul assign to Percy?

5. How far do prisoners step up from the floor to the electric chair?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Paul come to live at Georgia Pines?

2. What does Percy tell Delacroix just before his execution?

3. What do Paul and the others do with Percy when they take Coffey to the Moores?

4. Where does Paul imagine that Bruce Dolan lives?

5. Why does Hal Moores call Paul the morning after Delacroix’s execution?

6. How does Hal Moores look when he meets Paul and the others at the front door of his home?

7. What was the only possible sighting of Coffey that Paul had been able to find when he wrote letters to friends and relatives further down south?

8. Why does Paul give Wharton R.C. to drink?

9. Why does Paul wonder if humans are merely circus mice?

10. Why does Coffey want to die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Except for Percy, Paul and the other guards on the Mile seem to treat the prisoners with compassion. In what ways do Paul and the others make the prisoners comfortable? Do they merely make them comfortable physically or in other ways? What is the motive behind the way that Paul and the other treat the prisoners? Is it compassion or a desire to make their jobs easier? Why?

Essay Topic 2

There are many conflicts in the novel. Name some of the conflicts that occur in The Green Mile. What types of conflicts are these (Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Self)? Are there more external or internal conflicts in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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