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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 question does Jackie ask Dillon that makes him clam up?
2. Why is Tom worried about the bishop's upcoming visit?
3. Hassel tells Jackie that __________________ is coming to support the strike.
4. What happens when the dam begins to breach?
5. Why does Tom leave Honduras?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Jackie encounter Tom again and what are the circumstances that have them spending more time together?
2. What threat does the dam pose and how do Dillon and Arthur Lee differ in how to manage the problem?
3. How does Lech Walesa's broken promise to come to support the coal miners' strike symbolize a lack of support for the region?
4. What significance do black lungs have for the story?
5. Where does Jackie find Tom the morning after the dam burst and what does she tell him even though he is already dead?
6. Describe the poignancy of Dillon being present for Rachel's death in the hospital.
7. What are Dillon's emotional reasons for telling Jackie that he is her father?
8. What open job does Dillon tell Jackie about and what does he promise to do if she takes it?
9. What are the possible interpretations of Tom's telling Jackie that they are "not done" yet?
10. Why is Dillon still so conflicted in his relationship with Jackie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author present point of view of the story? What are the benefits and the limitations to this particular style of presenting points of view from the main characters? How is the point of view determined? Provide an example that supports your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Explain some of the examples of regionalism found in the book. Can regionalism include more than accents and food? What else encompasses the culture and personality of a region?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Dillon and Tony. Both young men are trying to have a life with Rachel but seem to have different methods and goals. How are Dillon and Tony alike? How are they different? On what things do they agree? What is the thing that threatens to separate them? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?
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