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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 Ronnie's father live?
2. In Chapter 1, Ronnie has not spoken to her father in how long?
3. Who does Ronnie run into when she leaves the house in Chapter 6?
4. What does Steve do as he waits up for Ronnie in Chapter 9?
5. What is the name of Will's ex-girlfriend in the novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Ronnie wake up in Chapter 12? Who approaches her?
2. How is the relationship between Blaze and Marcus defined in the novel? What is unhealthy about it?
3. What is revealed about Blaze and her parents in Chapter 8? How does this relate to Ronnie's situation?
4. What attracts Ronnie to Blaze in the novel? What does this reveal about Ronnie's character?
5. What does Steve do with Jonah before Ronnie calls in Chapter 11? What is his response to her arrest?
6. Where is Ronnie going to stay with her father in Chapter 1? How is Ronnie's relationship with her father described?
7. What happens when a police officer comes to take Ronnie home in Chapter 6?
8. What does Steve contemplate as he waits for Ronnie in Chapter 9?
9. What conversation do Ronnie and Blaze have in Chapter 12? How does Ronnie feel about it?
10. What inconsistencies can be seen in Ronnie's feelings about her father between the Prologue and Chapter 1? What does this foreshadow?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define and identify conflict in narrative literature and the novel. What is internal conflict and how does it differ from external conflict? What does Ronnie struggle with internally in the novel? How does this conflict drive her actions in Chapter 5?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and analyze the symbolism of the hatching turtles, and the impending departure of Will in Chapter 29. How are these two events related metaphorically? How is the extent of Steve's illness revealed in this chapter?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the symbolism of Steve's window and the theme of forgiveness in the narrative. Why does Steve encourage Ronnie to forgive Will? What does the window represent metaphorically? How does the symbolism of the window tie into the theme of forgiveness in "The Last Song"?
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