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 type of car does Theo drive?

2. Which of the following characters is NOT handcuffed by the SWAT team and forced into the backseat of a car?

3. What is Theo smashing when he hears a gunshot in the distance?

4. When Winston receives the phone call from Val, where is he planning on vacationing?

5. What type of trees does Steve dream of?

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

Gabe's dog, Skinner, is an important sidekick to the action-based men in this novel. First, explain how the reader gets insight into Skinner's views. Do you think this was an effective way of characterizing an animal? Why or why not? Then, explain how Skinner proved to be an important side-kick for both Gabe and Theo as they fought to bring down the Sheriff.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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