The Last Song Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nicholas Sparks (author)
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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. Ronnie learns that who is Will's ex-girlfriend in Chapter 14?

2. Kim once told a marriage counselor that it was what that left Steve unable to share his feelings?

3. What is the name of Will's ex-girlfriend in the novel?

4. Who does Ronnie meet that seems somewhat frightening in his intensity and his sudden interest in her in Chapter 3?

5. In the Prologue, Ronnie thinks of when it all began and shows her mother a news article about what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What fight breaks out in Chapter 5? Who begins it and who ends it?

2. What does Steve do with Jonah before Ronnie calls in Chapter 11? What is his response to her arrest?

3. What are the first days alone at her father's like in Chapter 35?

4. How does Ronnie feel upon departing the wedding in Chapter 26? What actions does she take?

5. What does Will come to appreciate about Ronnie in Chapter 20?

6. What does Ronnie do after leaving the volleyball game in Chapter 3? Who does she meet?

7. What does Will reveal about the fire at Pastor Harris' church in Chapter 32? What is Ronnie's response?

8. What causes the tension between Will and Ronnie in Chapter 29? What helps to ease the tension?

9. How does Steve feel about his daughter? What efforts does he make in order to ensure her happiness in the novel?

10. Why does Ronnie refuse Will's offer to stay in Chapter 32? What do they discover Jonah doing?

Essay 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

Discuss the theme of trust in the novel. How does Ronnie's distrust give way to trust, and what does this mean regarding her character arc? What moral lesson in trust does Ronnie learn through the character of Ashley? How does Will serve to develop Ronnie's trust?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and analyze the character of Ronnie. How old is Ronnie as the novel begins? Where is she going, and how does she feel about her father? What is Ronnie's history in New York, and what legal problems does she have there?

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