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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. Why can Katherine and Johnny not go back home right away?
2. How does Meechum destroy his computer?
3. A shell with __________________ fingerprints was found inside the wreckage of David Wilson's car.
4. Who helps Katherine find a new place to live?
5. Whose bike is found in the mine?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Hunt and Yoakum think that Johnny believes that a cop was involved with Jarvis?
2. What items are discovered with Spencer Merrimon's remains?
3. Describe the encounter between Officer Taylor and the traumatized young woman at Ken Holloway's house.
4. 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.
5. Who tips off Meechum to destroy the computer and child pornography items?
6. What reason does the police chief give Hunt for why Yoakum was taken away for questioning?
7. What reason does Hunt give Yoakum for why Officer Cross probably killed David Wilson?
8. What explanation do the firefighters give for the death of the girl in the mine shaft?
9. Why does Yoakum think that Hunt's involvement in the Merrimon case be harmful for several reasons?
10. What item found with his remains indicates that Spencer Merrimon may have been close to identifying the child abductors?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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