The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Test | Final Test - Hard

Christopher Moore
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What activity does Molly claim soothes her from stress?

2. What event does Val suggest she and Gabe take part in?

3. What interesting article of clothing are the parade of people wearing when the Sheriff almost runs them over?

4. What type of instrument does Catfish play?

5. Which of the following characters promises to protect Val if her case ever goes to trial?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Sheriff spends the majority of the novel trying to cover-up a major secret in his life. What secret was the Sheriff hiding from the rest of the world? Give at least two examples of characters the Sheriff manipulated in the hopes of keeping his secret buried. How did this cover-up conspiracy affect the town of Pine Cove as a whole? In the end, was the Sheriff successful in keeping his secret? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Friendship and trust become important elements during the investigations that take place in this novel. First, explain who you believe is the most trustworthy character in the novel, and give at least two examples for times when this character proved their trustworthiness. Then, compare / contrast that to the character you believe to be the least trustworthy character in the novel. Give at least two examples of times when this character proved their untrustworthiness.

Essay Topic 3

Many characters in the novel have struggled with substance abuse problems. Choose one character and explain their path from addiction to recovery. What were the positives about their battle with addiction? What were the negatives? In the end, was this character's path toward sobriety a successful one? Why or why not?

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