The Keepers of Truth Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Collins (Irish author)
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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. What does Bill smell like at the beginning of chapter 12?

2. What is the weather like when Bill goes to the coffee shop?

3. How many acres does the fire Ed took pictures of consume?

4. Where does all of Sam's money go?

5. What type of vegetable grows in the fields where the fire burns?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship like between Bill, Sam, and Ed by chapter 12? How do they treat each other?

2. Explain what Walter thinks of the Ronny Lawton situation.

3. Describe the secret place Bill takes Ronny Lawton's estranged and her son to after the hostage situation ends.

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

5. How is Bill treated when he is taken in for questioning about Ronny Lawton's disappearance?

6. List some of the items Bill gets before heading over to Ronny Lawton's estranged wife's place in chapter 11.

7. Describe how Bill reacts after finding Ronny Lawton's father's head in the bunker.

8. Describe how Ronny Lawton's estranged wife's boyfriend met his end.

9. Describe what Ronny's estranged wife's boyfriend is like.

10. How do Ed and Sam react when Bill shows them the letter he has deciphered?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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