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. Where does Johnny say he wants to live?

2. What does Johnny ask about David Wilson from his hospital bed?

3. Detective Hunt says that ___________________ found on Tiffany indicate a police connection.

4. What was used as a murder weapon to kill the people in #59?

5. Johnny learns that another girl, _____________________, has been abducted.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Johnny do when Ken muscles him out of putting his mother to bed when returning home from the riverbank crime scene?

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

3. Describe Johnny's transformation into an Indian chief.

4. Why does Johnny commit acts of vandalism at Holloway's house?

5. Why is Johnny so obsessed with staking out Burton Jarvis' house and what does he learn there?

6. What binds Johnny and Detective Hunt?

7. Who is Johnny's "Uncle" Steve?

8. What are some of the traumatic events that have occurred that make Johnny Merrimon a troubled boy?

9. Why is an arrest warrant issued for Levi Freemantle?

10. Where does Hunt find Johnny after a call from Louisa Sparrow and what are Johnny's plans for the day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

"The Last Child" is a classic example of a coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the book. Why does Hart use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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