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 body part do they find in the hurricane bunker?

2. About how tall is Ronny's estranged wife's boyfriend?

3. How does Bill know that someone had been in the bunker recently?

4. What is "The Book of Wants?"

5. What is the name of the waitress who serves Bill, Ronny's estranged, and her kid in chapter 11?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bill react to the puzzle he finds once he has solved it? Explain.

2. Describe Walter and his profession.

3. How does Bill feel when he goes to Darlene's shop and is confronted by the female driven world that she and her customers live in?

4. What offer does Ronny Lawton make to Bill over and over about his estranged wife? What is Bill's response?

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

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

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

8. What things do Bill, Ronny, and the hostages do during the stand off?

9. How does Lucas get treated when he misbehaves in chapter 10? What does he do wrong?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

After escaping from Ronny Lawton's house Bill takes Teri and Lucas to his cottage. Bill loves how isolated the cottage is from the outside world. He reflects upon the memories he and his father had there.

Write an essay exploring Bill's feelings about the cabin and how they tie in to the memories of his father. What activities did he and his father do while staying at the cabin? What sort of food did they eat? How did Bill feel when his father left him alone days at a time while they were there? Reference the novel to support your points.

Essay Topic 3

The letter Bill receives is a source of trouble in The Keepers of Truth. When people become suspicious that he had something to do with it, he does little to discredit their assumptions.

Write an essay that explains why Bill is so non responsive to people's opinions about him. Does he care what his colleagues or the town think of him? Which if any characters take his side in the situation? Reference the novel to support your argument.

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