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 much money is Catfish expecting to get in exchange for selling the massive fish he hauled out of the water?

2. What unusual body part does Catfish notice on the giant fish he hauls out of the water?

3. How long has it been since the sea monster was last on land?

4. What shocking natural disaster does Estelle see out her window, but ignores?

5. How do the men in the hardware store treat Molly?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Molly purchase at the pharmacy?

3. What happens to Theo at the end of the novel?

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

5. What information does The Spider give to Theo when he calls for a bribe?

6. What happens to the sea monster at the end of the novel?

7. Who saves Theo from the Sheriff's attack?

8. What conversation does Gabe get into with Val on the day after Mikey disappears?

9. What surprises Estelle about her visit to The Slug's Head?

10. How does Molly respond when Theo comes to her house asking questions about Mikey's disappearance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marge and Katie are important characters to show Molly's transformation into a sensitive, caring woman. First, explain who Marge and Katie are, and what they are doing in Pine Cove. Then, explain how these women strike up a relationship with Molly. What does Molly get out of her relationship with these two old women? How does her relationship with Marge and Katie help shape her into a caring, sensitive woman?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, Val ponders whether or not antidepressants are a suitable substitute for therapy. According to Val, what are the benefits of prescribing patients with antidepressants? What are the downfalls? In the end, what decision does Val make about the use of antidepressants in her own practice? How does this decision reflect Val's opinion of herself as a doctor?

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