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. How many messages does Theo find on his machine from Sheriff Burton when he arrives home from the murder investigation?

2. Which of the following adjectives best describes Catfish's attitude when he is at the beach with Estelle?

3. To which type of animal does Molly compare the trailer while caring for it?

4. Which of the following characters is considered the town gossip?

5. What type of truck does the sea monster see and hope to mate with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Sheriff call Theo continually after the meth lab bust?

2. How does truck driver Al die?

3. What reason does Molly give as to why she's in a relationship with Steve?

4. Who is Estelle Boyet?

5. How does the Sheriff react when he sees the Mercedes following him?

6. Why does The Spider agree to help Theo at the cave battle?

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

8. How does Sheriff Burton respond when he hears the news that Theo is helping with Mikey's disappearance investigation?

9. After being locked in the methamphetamine lab, how does Theo feel about Molly?

10. What important piece of evidence does Joseph Leander give to Theo for his investigation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Molly once had a successful career as a high-profile actress. What type of actress was Molly? What was Molly's most famous role? How does Molly cling to her famous role, and how has this role affected her psychology? Finally, explain why Molly's acting career ended, and how she reacted to her change in career.

Essay Topic 3

Catfish is a character with an interesting history. First, explain Catfish's relationship with Smiley, and how it inevitably ended. Then, explain why Catfish has been on the road for the past fifty years, and why he struggles to settle down.

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