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?
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.
Bill has difficult psychological challenges to endure, especially in connection with women.
Write an essay that explains which women he focuses on, how he interacts with them, what they want from him, and why. Will any of these relationships last? Why or why not? Be sure the explain whether unrequited love and obsession factor into Bill's personality and what that tells the reader about Bill's character. Provide examples from the novel to support your argument.
Bill feels a great sense of freedom after he, Teri, and Lucas leave the cottage in the woods. For the first time in a long time there is some semblance of peace in his mind.
Write an essay exploring how Bill feels about his new found sense of release. What is his lookout on the future? Is he happy, scared, excited, or something else? What is he going to do now that he is free from the shadow of his mansion and past? Who is he taking with him? Reference the novel to support your opinions.
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