Unintended Consequences 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 is Buell Jenkins?

2. Cameron Wilcox dies of _____________.

3. Ray Johnson's degree was in ___________.

4. What is Ad Topperwine testing in the first chapter?

5. Who is Pedro Gutierrez?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Henry Bowman's interaction with Wilson Blair at the gun show?

2. How has the atmosphere with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms changed by 1982?

3. What happens when Henry Bowman goes on a canoe trip?

4. What is the consequence of Bobby Kennedy's assassination for Henry Bowman?

5. What is the book's resolution?

6. Who is Max Collins?

7. What is Richard Gaines doing in 1959?

8. What happened to Rosa Gutierrez?

9. What is Henry Bowman constantly railing against?

10. Who are Henry Bowman's friends as a teenager?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate the use of sex in 'Unintended Consequences.' How does it contribute to the book? How does Henry Bowman's attack and rape make the reader feel? How does it affect the reader's sympathies?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characterization of Henry Bowman and one of the minor characters. How are they similar? How are they different? How are the characters drawn differently? What kind of detail does Henry Bowman get? How detailed is his characterization?

Essay Topic 3

Assess the value of the killing spree at the end of the book. Is it a real resolution to the book's plot? Is it realistic? What is the purpose of the killing spree?

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