The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Christopher Moore
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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 is the name of Val's receptionist?

2. How does Estelle feel when Catfish invites her on a date?

3. What is Marge's best friend's name?

4. What is the name of the blues singer Mavis hires to sing in her bar?

5. How old is Betty?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the immediate reaction from first responders about Bess Leander's death?

2. How is the Sheriff caught, and what is his punishment?

3. How is Molly punished for her outburst in the bar, leading to a fight?

4. What happens when Theo's car gets stuck in the mud?

5. How does Molly take advantage of the pilgrims that arrive at her cave?

6. Why does Sheriff Burton leave Theo seven angry messages on his answering machine?

7. What memories is Steve suddenly flooded with when he starts to remember his past?

8. What solution does Molly have for Steve's excessive hunger for humans?

9. What happens when Mikey stands too close to Molly's next door neighbor's home?

10. How does Molly spend her day while out running errands?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the opening of the novel, Val, the town psychiatrist, makes a tough moral decision in regards to her patients. What tough decision does Val make? What events prompted this moral decision? In the end, was the moral decision she made about her patients a good one? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Jim Beer is a man with a very sad past. First, describe the history of Jim Beer and how he ended up alone on a deserted farm. How did Jim Beer's loneliness eventually get him caught on the wrong side of the law? In the end, is Jim Beer ever redeemed for his sins against the town? If so, how? If not, why?

Essay Topic 3

Steve is a character who undergoes many different transformations, both physical and emotional. First, explain where Steve came from and how he earned his name. Then, explain Steve's physical transformation. How did these transformations occur? How did Steve's physical transformation directly reflect his emotional transformation?

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