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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 is the other possible father of Ronny's estranged wife's kid?
2. How does Bill know that someone had been in the bunker recently?
3. Who does Bill go to see at the end of chapter 12?
4. Who owns "Curl up and Dye?"
5. What does Ronny wear on his head for most of chapter 17?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what Ronny's estranged wife's boyfriend is like.
2. How did Bill feel after finding Sam dead in his home? Why?
3. What offer does Ronny Lawton make to Bill over and over about his estranged wife? What is Bill's response?
4. What is the relationship like between Bill, Sam, and Ed by chapter 12? How do they treat each other?
5. How does Linda Carter make Ronny Lawton seem in her television special?
6. Explain what Walter thinks of the Ronny Lawton situation.
7. How is Bill treated when he is taken in for questioning about Ronny Lawton's disappearance?
8. List the items Bill is instructed to bring to Ronny during the beginning of the hostage situation in chapter 15.
9. How has Bill and Pete's relationship changed by chapter 13?
10. Describe the secret place Bill takes Ronny Lawton's estranged and her son to after the hostage situation ends.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Retirement and death are reoccurring themes in The Keepers of Truth. Ed and Sam are both older men who see themselves retiring in the near future. What goes unsaid between them is how death is an inevitability that is always lurking nearby.
Write an essay exploring the ideas of retirement and death as seen through the eyes of Ed and Sam. What do these men think about it? Do they fear becoming old, useless, and forgotten? How do their feelings impact their characters throughout the story? Reference the novel to support your opinions.
Essay Topic 3
When Bill confronts Ronny Lawton at Denny's after finding his father's head Ronny acts submissive. When he chooses to flee Bill does not stop him.
Write an essay explaining the reasons Bill lets Ronny go without contest. Why is Ronny running in the first place? What does Bill think of Ronny by this point? What made him think this way? Use examples from the novel to support your opinions.
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