The Pact Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What are the names of the Hartes' children?

2. Whom does James find at the hospital?

3. What happens to Chris during his birthday dinner in 1997?

4. How does Michael explain James' actions concerning the family dog?

5. What do Gus and Melanie have in common?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Melanie unable to take part in funeral preparations?

2. Why is the jewelry store clerk's testimony potentially damaging?

3. How does Emily break her leg?

4. What does the path of the bullet in Emily's head suggest?

5. Describe Steve and why he is in jail.

6. Why does Chris think that Emily withheld news of her pregnancy?

7. Why does Emily not go through with the abortion?

8. What happens when Emily dares Chris to kiss her?

9. How do the Golds and Hartes contrast?

10. Why does Gus believe that Chris is a hero?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Novels usually show a transformation in characters through a series of trials and events. In "The Pact," almost every character is changed by the events they experience. How are characters transformed by the events that transpire, and is it a good or bad change? Why or why not? Choose two characters to focus on when answering that question. Make sure you answer each question, using examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

The relationships between parent and child in this novel are strong, especially between Gus and Chris. How does Gus protect her son? How would you describe her relationship with her son in comparison with James relationship with his son? Make sure you answer each question with evidence from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Memories have just as important a role in this novel as dreams do. What memories does Emily recover, and how? Why did she repress that memory anyway? Make sure you answer each question, using examples from the book to support your answers.

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