The Life We Bury Test | Final Test - Hard

Allen Eskens
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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. What does Boady Sanden tell Joe about the Ramsey County Crime Lab?

2. Where does Joe get new clothes to wear on his date with Lila?

3. What news does Joe give to Carl during his visit when Carl is not in his wheelchair?

4. What items are missing from Joe's car when it is found after he was almost killed?

5. What play does Lila invite Joe to see with her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the local sheriff take Joe to jail instead of home?

2. How does Doug Lockwood incapacitate Joe?

3. What does Joe say his new goal is while talking to Max Rupert in Chapter 30?

4. How is Doug Lockwood's house symbolic of the man himself?

5. What does Carl wish to see before he dies?

6. Why is it so important that Crystal wore glasses?

7. How did Grandpa Bill die?

8. What changes between Lila and Joe in Chapter 21?

9. How is Joe able to survive the night lost in the woods and snow?

10. What do Joe and Lila see when they compare pictures of the fire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the rape and murder of the girl in Vietnam parallel the murder of Crystal Hagen? How does Carl's experience in Vietnam shed light on his behavior toward Crystal and why she might have viewed his behavior as creepy? What does Joe now believe about Crystal's murder and Carl's involvement after learning about Vietnam?

Essay Topic 2

Andrew Fisher does not want to discuss the murder of Crystal Hagen. He is angry about the way he was treated during and after the trial. He also feels a lot of guilt for not speaking up after hearing what was written in Crystal's diary. What happened to Andrew that caused him to feel the way he does? Does he believe that Carl murdered Crystal? Why do you believe the way you do?

Essay Topic 3

Each time Joe is presented with a threatening male figure his first instinct is to use violence to express his anger, yet when he is confronted by both Doug and Danny he is unable to defend himself. Why might the author have written the character of Joe in this way? What does Joe's ability to fight say about him? In what circumstances does he usually resort to violence? Why is it that when it comes to defending himself, as opposed to someone else, he is not able to do it?

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