The Last Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Hart
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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 is Johnny's last name?

2. Who is the "giant green monster" who grabs Johnny as he is running?

3. What does Katherine do with the medications in her medicine chest?

4. What has Ken left for Katherine on the kitchen table in her house?

5. What type of vehicle was Alyssa pulled into on the day she disappeared?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the "giant green monster" who stops Johnny from running?

2. For what reason is Levi largely suspected in the abductions?

3. Why will the Department of Social Services want to speak to Katherine?

4. Why is Officer Taylor reluctant to work on the Merrimon case as instructed by Hunt?

5. How does the author reveal that Johnny has broken another window in Ken's home?

6. What binds Johnny and Detective Hunt?

7. What are Hunt's true reasons for his obsession with the Alyssa Merrimon case and why does he especially dislike Ken Holloway?

8. What is Levi's probation officer's opinion of whether or not Levi could be a murderer?

9. Into whose care is Johnny released when he leaves the hospital?

10. What is Johnny's response to Hunt when questioned about whether Levi is the man Johnny saw on the bridge?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The Last Child" is a classic mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Abuse takes on an almost human persona in this book. What were the sources of emotional abuse in the story? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply "The Last Child"? What is he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

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