The Lovely Bones Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How difficult was it for Mr. Harvey to lure Susie to his secret room?

2. Who does not attend Susie's memorial service?

3. What is the name of the symposium Lindsey attends with her classmates?

4. Who comforts Jack when he is found sobbing in Susie's room after his emotions bubble to the surface for the first time after Susie's death?

5. What did Mr. Harvey's father do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Susie realize, while watching from her heaven, about her family after she has entered (and left) Ruth's body?

2. What does Susie confess to Ray as he prepares to go visit the sinkhole before it is to be filled in?

3. What leads Grandma Lynn to believe that Mr. Harvey is involved in Susie's killing?

4. When Buckley keeps asking where his sister is immediately after her murder, why do his parents suggest going to the zoo?

5. What is Buckley's short story about?

6. What evidence does Jack give Detective Fenerman when he first calls to report Mr. Harvey as a suspect?

7. Who is Claire?

8. What does the reader learn about Susie from how easily she goes into Mr. Harvey's secret room?

9. What is bothering Jack while he is helping Lindsey learn how to shave her legs?

10. When Lindsey and Ruth are up late talking about Susie at the symposium, what does Ruth say her bad dreams are about?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

As The Lovely Bones progresses, the Salmon family continues to unravel. Discuss the main reason why the family unravels, what exact moment the unraveling begins, and when the unraveling is completed. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout The Lovely Bones, there are many ghosts that come and go throughout the text. is the reader supposed to assume that they are real, or are they being used purely as a literary device? Use evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

While the character of Mr. Harvey is quite complicated, Sebold lets the reader into his background, mindset, and psychology more than an average author might. Using what the reader knows about Mr. Harvey's dreams, discuss three aspects of his character that the reader may not otherwise have known about.

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