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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. Why did Hannah give Tony her bike?
2. When does Hannah say she is going to kill herself?
3. Where does Hannah take a poetry writing course?
4. What did Tony want to know when he first received the tapes?
5. Who is the boy that enters the room where Jessica is passed out?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are Hannah and Justin partially responsible for what happened to Jessica?
2. Why did Hannah include Clay in her tapes?
3. What does Clay not want to have to do when he gets to school?
4. What did Hannah do once she arrived at Courtney's house?
5. What does Tony mean when he tells Clay, "I'm trying to keep us on the road"?
6. What are the two reasons that Clay is late for school for the first time in his life?
7. How does Clay feel about lying to his mother?
8. Who does Clay see walking down the hall at school?
9. Why did Hannah like Peer Communications class?
10. What are two signs of suicide that Hannah has displayed up to this point?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
How many things that happen to Hannah in the story are a direct result of her loss of reputation? How is she treated differently by boys? Who has treated her differently? How was she treated differently by girls? Even if the rumors about Hannah and Justin were true, would she have deserved this type of treatment? Why or why not? Do you think that the author is trying to make a statement? If so, what statement is he trying to make?
Use examples from the text to answer the questions.
Essay Topic 3
"Thirteen Reasons Why" is written in two different tenses. The Prologue and Part 9 are written in the present; Parts 1 through 8 are written as a flashback. Why do you think the author chose to write the story this way? Do you think it added to the story? Why or why not? How does the telling of the story contribute to the suspense? The action? Use examples from the story to answer the question.
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