The Lovely Bones Test | Final 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. What item of Susie's does Fenerman finally get many years after her murder?

2. Where does Ruth go to make a life as an artist?

3. What number on the back of Lindsey's shirt does Mr. Harvey see as she runs away from his house?

4. What excuse does Lindsey use to break away from her teammates when she wants to break into Mr. Harvey's house?

5. Where does Mr. Harvey suggest Susie might have been killed when speaking to the police after Lindsey breaks into his house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is riding the trains comforting to Susie?

2. What is the first memory Mr. Harvey has of killing someone?

3. When Jack and Abigail confess that they both see Susie, how do they react?

4. While eating apple pie that Ruana brought to the Salmon family, what do Samuel and Lindsey learn about the house they want to fix up?

5. How exactly does Lindsey break into Mr. Harvey's house?

6. Years after Susie's murder, what does Mr. Harvey dream of when he feels threatened?

7. What can Susie physically feel that lets her know she is in Ruth's body?

8. Why is Lindsey so angry with her mother when she returns from California to see Jack in the hospital?

9. What is Buckley's short story about?

10. What symptoms send Jack to the hospital after Buckley confronts him about dealing with Susie's death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the unique role that Franny plays in the text. What are the benefits of having her within the novel? What are the challenges?

Essay Topic 2

The dreams (and nightmares) of several characters are explored throughout The Lovely Bones. Choose three characters, describe at least one dream (or type of dream) that character has, and discuss what it shows the reader about each character. Make sure to use quotations from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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