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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

Love is one of the most prominent themes in "The Pact," and there are several strong relationships in the novel representing that theme. Which characters show the strongest representation of love, and why? How do Chris and Emily represent love from their different perspectives? Make sure you answer each question, using examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

The conclusion of "The Pact" ties up most loose ends, but it still leaves a lot of room for interpretation. What happens in the conclusion? What does it mean, and how does it influence the future of different characters? Make sure you answer each question and provide evidence.

Essay Topic 3

Death may be one of the most prominent themes in the novel, as someone dies at the beginning of it. During a hunting trip, why is Chris revolted by the killing of a rabbit? What does the death of the rabbit represent? How does witnessing the death of this rabbit compare with the influence of his father euthanizing the family dog? Make sure you answer each question, using examples from the book to support your answers.

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