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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 does Stephanie find in Rex's cage after her apartment was vandalized?
2. Who gives Stephanie Moogey's address in Trenton?
3. What event does Grandma Mazur invite Stephanie to?
4. Whom is Stephanie staking out in the opening of the book?
5. At the Sandman's apartment, what does Stephanie leave with the neighbor?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the major difference between the attitude of Stephanie's grandmother and Mrs. Plum?
2. Why did parts of the 'Burg seem to become less fortunate than others?
3. When Stephanie and Morelli bump into each other at the crash, what does it symbolize?
4. By leaving a card with the Sandman's neighbor, is Stephanie setting herself up as a target or simply attempting to get information?
5. What drives Stephanie's distrust of Morelli in this particular case?
6. Why does Stephanie go to the storage unit in Chapter Four?
7. What does the cat in the hamster cage symbolize?
8. Does the fact that the stolen guns are from Fort Braddock mean that Kenny is guilty?
9. Could Stephanie accomplish what she does if she lived somewhere that was not as close knit?
10. What do Stephanie and her Grandmother argue about prior to Moogey's funeral?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Stephanie is fiercely independent, yet there are many instances where Morelli is present to protect her. List three moments where Morelli tried to protect Stephanie. Based on the text, determine whether or not his protection in these moments actually kept Stephanie safe or if she was perfectly safe on her own.
Essay Topic 2
The author utilizes symbols throughout the story. From each of the following examples, explain what each object symbolizes in Stephanie's life. Explain how each symbol reflects an aspect of Stephanie's life and how it serves the story.
1. The Buick
2. The Sexy Purple Shoes
3. The Gun in the Jar
Essay Topic 3
The 'Burg was practically a character in the novel itself. This community had a life of its own and beliefs of its own that shaped the characters and the outcome of the story.
Part 1) Describe the 'Burg. What were its unique qualities? How did its character affect the story?
Part 2) What is the significance of the 'Burg in this novel? Could the same story be as believable without the 'Burg as a location?
Part 3) If you were to offer up a different setting for the story, what would be a location option as strong as this one and why?
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