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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. Who appears and points a pistol at Cross?
2. The body found in the mine is a female ___________________________.
3. Levi tells Johnny that the piece of material was given to him by whom?
4. With whom does Hunt have a contentious encounter in Chapter 37?
5. Who is Jack's brother?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the scene at Meechum's house when Hunt and Yoakum enter and how Meechum is killed.
2. What item found with his remains indicates that Spencer Merrimon may have been close to identifying the child abductors?
3. Is Yoakum's shooting of Meechum justifiable?
4. Describe the encounter between Officer Taylor and the traumatized young woman at Ken Holloway's house.
5. Why does Levi say he carried his daughter's coffin to the remote spot in the woods?
6. What items are discovered with Spencer Merrimon's remains?
7. What are Ken Holloway's attitudes and actions toward women that probably make him an accessory in the child abductions?
8. What reason does Hunt give Yoakum for why Officer Cross probably killed David Wilson?
9. Why did Officer Cross forbid anyone to speak of Alyssa's death?
10. How do Hunt and Yoakum realize that Steve is not the security guard they are looking for?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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