Thirteen Reasons Why Test | 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. Who does Clay think does not deserve "one final day of peace"?

2. Who introduced Hannah to Jessica?

3. How many reasons does Hannah have for killing herself?

4. What does Clay see at the crosswalk as he is listening about Hannah and Marcus?

5. How did Clay react to Hannah's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Clay shocked and surprised that the tapes are from Hannah?

2. What will happen if the recipients of the tapes do not listen to them and follow Hannah's map?

3. Why is Clay reluctant to go to school?

4. Why would the author begin the story with a Prologue?

5. Who is Alex Standall and what did he do to Hannah?

6. How does Clay's chat with the server at Monet's cause him to wonder about himself?

7. What does Clay find in the Scribble Book at Monet's?

8. What happened as a result of Hannah's Valentine matches?

9. What is Clay Jensen doing as the story opens?

10. Where is Clay going after he leaves the post office?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of the book Clay expresses his feeling that the next person on the list, Jenny, doesn't deserve "one final day of peace." What has Jenny done that is so bad? What are her interactions with Hannah? Do you feel these interactions are the source of Clay's anger? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When Clay arrives at Tyler Down's house he finds Marcus Cooley already there. Marcus is upset with the way Tyler took advantage of Courtney and Hannah when he was a Peeping Tom. What is ironic about Marcus being upset by Tyler's behavior? How has Marcus's own behavior toward Hannah been? Do you think Marcus is really angry at Tyler, or is he angry at himself? Why do you feel the way you do?

Use examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

As Clay goes to Hannah's house, the first stop on her map, he recalls a fatal car accident he witnessed on the same street. A man was talking on the phone when he hit another car. The driver of the other car, a senior in high school, died. Clay realizes that the man lived in Hannah's old house.

Why do you think the author included this memory in the story?

What might this event represent?

How do you think the memory might tie into the story later?

Does this information make you more interested in the story? Less interested?

(see the answer keys)

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