The Keepers of Truth Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Collins (Irish author)
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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. Do Sam, Ed, and Darlene have a close relationship?

2. Does Bill regret his inheritance?

3. What is the name of Bill's family's dog?

4. What body part do they find at Ronny Lawton's house?

5. What do the men of town of days gone by do for fun on warm nights?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe one of the ways Bill's grandfather used to make money off of ice.

2. List the reasons why Ronny Lawton does not want to lose what he has in life at this moment.

3. What offer does Ronny Lawton make to Bill over and over about his estranged wife? What is Bill's response?

4. How does Linda Carter make Ronny Lawton seem in her television special?

5. How does Ronny react when Bill shows up and plays music at his work?

6. Why is Sam always in a state of panic over the paper?

7. List some of the signs that give evidence to Ed and his illness.

8. List the items Bill is instructed to bring to Ronny during the beginning of the hostage situation in chapter 15.

9. Describe the final few hours of Bill's father's life.

10. How does Lucas get treated when he misbehaves in chapter 10? What does he do wrong?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the beginning of The Keepers of Truth Bill and Pete have a stable friendship. As the story progresses their friendship is tested and eventually strained.

Write an essay explaining how their relationship goes through this change. What events happen that create a rift between the two men? How does Bill feel about his dissolving friendship with Pete? On what terms are they with each other by the end of the story? Use examples from the novel to support your opinions.

Essay Topic 2

Ronny Lawton's disposition went through a radical change the night he was beaten by his father for taking his mother out. Before that night he worked hard to provide the things his father could not.

Write an essay that explains the changes Ronny went through. How do these changes impact Ronny's character as the story goes forward? By the end, is any semblance of his old personality evident or has he changed forever? Why or why not? Reference the novel to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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