Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What demand does Ronny Lawton make of his manager?
2. What have the attractions in town been replaced with?
3. What type of home does Ronny Lawton's estranged wife live in?
4. Gretchen is the name of who?
5. Who does Bill call when he gets back from the bar in chapter 9?
Short Essay Questions
1. List some of the negative ways Ronny Lawton's estranged treats her child.
2. List some of the animals Bill used to visit at the zoo as a child.
3. List the reasons Ed gives for his irritation with Bill over Darlene in chapter 10.
4. How has Bill and Pete's relationship changed by chapter 13?
5. List some of the features offered at the Florida retirement community Sam contemplates in chapter 9.
6. List some of the physical traits the waitresses at Denny's have.
7. Describe how Ronny Lawton's estranged wife's boyfriend met his end.
8. Describe how Bill reacted right after his fathers death.
9. Describe the phenomenon that is Linda Carter.
10. List the reasons why Ronny Lawton does not want to lose what he has in life at this moment.
Ronny Lawton's father's body is never found. Bill knows it exists somewhere, and he can't ignore that fact.
Write an essay exploring Bill's ideas of extinction and evolution in the context of the story. How does he view the conclusion to the Ronny Lawton case? What do his ideas of extinction and evolution have to do with it? How does he tie these ideas in to the closing of the factories? Reference the novel to support your points.
Bill has very strong feelings about his family history. He does not hide any detail when he recalls the series of events that lead up to his father's death.
Judging by Bill's past psychiatric history, and that of his family, is it possible that he may come to an end similar to that of his father? Write an essay that explains the answer to this question and how it contributes to the novel. Does it contribute to the plot, character, foreshadowing, or something else? What evidence in the book is given to support or negate this assumption? Reference the novel to support your argument.
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.
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