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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. Who does Bill call when he gets back from the bar in chapter 9?
2. What type of clothing is Darlene wearing when she comes to pick up Bill, Ed, and Sam in chapter 9?
3. Which important test did Bill fail when he took it?
4. Where does Diane live?
5. What type of pills does Bill often take throughout the story?
Short Essay Questions
1. List the reasons Ed gives for his irritation with Bill over Darlene in chapter 10.
2. Describe one of the ways Bill's grandfather used to make money off of ice.
3. Describe what "Car Theft" is by Darlene's definition.
4. Why does Sam get angry at Bill over his Rocky commentary piece he presents him with?
5. List the reasons why Ronny Lawton does not want to lose what he has in life at this moment.
6. How did Bill feel about finding the possible murder weapon in Ronny Lawton's estranged wife's yard? What does he do with it?
7. Why is Bill so cynical about doing articles about things like bake offs?
8. Describe how Bill reacted right after his fathers death.
9. List some of the negative ways Ronny Lawton's estranged treats her child.
10. How does Ronny Lawton's estranged wife know Darlene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The gardening shears play an important role in the psychological part of the story. The idea of their presence haunts Bill continuously after he buries them in his backyard.
Write an essay that explores the ideas of paranoia and psychological insecurity. What is Bill constantly afraid of when it comes to the shears? Who knows about them and what could happen if they are found? Do the shears have any impact on the conclusion of the story? Reference the novel to support your point.
Essay Topic 2
In the beginning of the story Bill reflects upon how the town has changed over time. He thinks that the morality of society along with the economy has suffered.
Write an essay that addresses Bill's view of these changes. What things does Bill think have suffered in the town? What major changes did the town go through and why? Were the people who live in the town impacted? Be sure to state whether Bill's opinions are too lenient, too harsh, or something else. Reference the novel to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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