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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 was Bill's grandfather's original name?
2. What picture does Bill consider to be the most important in a story?
3. What is Ed Hoskin doing at the beginning of chapter 2?
4. What country is Bill's grandfather originally from?
5. In which war did Ronny Lawton's brother die in?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Ronny Lawton do for his mother when his father refused to take her to the doctor?
2. How does Pete react when Bill presents him with the possible murder weapon? Why?
3. How does Ronny Lawton feel about the Vietnam War and Charlie? Explain.
4. Why does Bill say that "the written word is dead?"
5. Describe Bill's mother.
6. List three of the four big newspapers that pick up the Ronny Lawton story.
7. Describe what Ronny Lawton's bedroom looks like.
8. How does Ronny react when Bill shows up and plays music at his work?
9. List the reasons Ed gives for his irritation with Bill over Darlene in chapter 10.
10. Who is Gretchen? Describe her.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Ronny Lawton takes Teri and Lucas hostage he does it after coming back into town and killing Karl. Up until this point there is no concrete proof that Ronny is guilty of anything.
Write an essay explaining why Ronny Lawton takes such drastic actions after coming back into town. What has driven him to this point? Does him killing Karl and taking hostages prove anything about his innocence in other matters? Why or why not? Use examples from the novel to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Prejudice is a recurring theme in The Keepers of Truth. In the beginning many people in the town think that Ronny Lawton is guilty.
Write an essay that explains who thinks that Ronny is guilty and what evidence is given to support this idea. Do the opinions of these characters change over the course of the book? Why or why not? In what other instances of the story is prejudice a factor? Use examples from the novel to make the point.
Essay Topic 3
Teri is a source of continued distraction for Bill. He knows he shouldn't want to be around her, she is only interested in his money. Yet he never stops wanting to be near her.
Write an essay exploring the dynamic of Bill and Teri's relationship. Does Bill really think that Teri will stay with him? Does he even care if she does not? What does Teri want to get from Bill? Is their relationship one that will last long term? Why or why not? Reference the novel to support your argument.
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