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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Delaney let a Mexican work crew into his yard?
2. Who does Delaney decide to follow into the woods?
3. Who gets angry when Delaney jokes about the Thanksgiving turkey?
4. Where do Kit, Kyra, and Delaney go after they hear that a fire has broken out?
5. What animal does Candidó tell América they are eating?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the initial part of the book, Delaney is firmly against the construction of a security fence around his neighborhood. How does his opinion change over time and why? What influences does he encounter that result in these fluctuations?
Essay Topic 2
Dominick Flood appears in Boyle's story only briefly, yet serves a significant role. Describe Flood's character, his impact on the story, and any irony Boyle uses in writing about Flood.
Essay Topic 3
How is the sexual assault on América foreshadowed in the earlier part of the book? Do you expect her to be assaulted? Why or why not?
This section contains 220 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)