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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. Hunt gets a call from Officer Cross telling him the police team has unearthed the body of whom?
2. How did Gerald scare Alyssa?
3. To what do the firefighters hook their ropes?
4. Hunt speculates that maybe Alyssa _________________________.
5. Who does Hunt believe ran David Wilson over the bridge?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Yoakum think that Hunt's involvement in the Merrimon case be harmful for several reasons?
2. Describe the scene in which Hunt and Yoakum are ordered to surrender their revolvers and why Yoakum is taken to state headquarters in Raleigh for questioning.
3. Who does Hunt learn is the first body unearthed at Jarvis' house?
4. What reason does Hunt give Yoakum for why Officer Cross probably killed David Wilson?
5. What are Ken Holloway's attitudes and actions toward women that probably make him an accessory in the child abductions?
6. Describe the scene at Meechum's house when Hunt and Yoakum enter and how Meechum is killed.
7. Why does Levi say he carried his daughter's coffin to the remote spot in the woods?
8. What reason does the police chief give Hunt for why Yoakum was taken away for questioning?
9. Describe the scene in which Johnny returns home to find his mother abused by Holloway and Holloway's resulting death.
10. What does Cross reveal about Hunt's son's part in the murder cover-up and how does Hunt address the situation?
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
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the significance of the book's title. What did the author mean by calling the book "The Last Child"? Cite an example to support your answer.
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