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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why doesn't Molly shoot and kill the Sheriff as she threatens to?
2. What type of material makes up the floor of the methamphetamine house?
3. What type of work did Joseph do for Sheriff Burton before quitting?
4. How long has Howard been in fear of the demon he once banished from the cafe?
5. What does Molly throw at Steve, forcing him to stay in the water?
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
Throughout the novel, Gabe Fenton is working on various science experiments that eventually lead to a crucial discovery about the sea monster. First, explain the science experiments Gabe is working on regarding the rats. Describe at least two major scientific breakthroughs Gabe makes through these studies, and explain how these breakthroughs eventually helped lead to the capture of the sea monster.
Essay Topic 3
At the opening of the novel, many of the Pine Cove community members are addicted to antidepressants. Why is this particular pill so widely spread around Pine Cove? What are the effects of this pill addiction on the community as a whole? How does the town shake their pill addiction, and in the end, does the town think kicking pills was worth it? Why or why not?
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