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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 Connor think about Risa's plan to test Lev?

2. Who is Pastor Dan?

3. Who is the legendary figure the kids talk about in the woods, the figure who went crazy?

4. What choice does Risa discover she has when the bus she is on crashes?

5. Who is tied to a tree at the camp?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is it possible that Hannah's position as a teacher makes her more inclined to help the Unwinds in chapter 16?

2. Why isn't Risa more supportive when Connor picks up the Storked baby in chapter 11?

3. What do Risa's actions in the woods, in chapter 5, show the reader about her character?

4. Why does Risa feel that Connor is in danger from Roland in chapter 22?

5. In chapter 24, Risa is almost raped by Roland. What does her anger at Connor tell the reader about her feelings for Connor?

6. In chapter 22 Roland arrives at the warehouse. Why does he want to fight Connor so badly?

7. In chapter 10, Risa devises a plan to get them all a change of clothing. How does this show she considers them a team?

8. Is Pastor Dan's advice to Lev in chapter 15 the betrayal that Lev feels it is?

9. What feelings does Lev's betrayal create in Connor and Risa?

10. Why is it so difficult for Lev to believe that Risa and Connor are trying to help him in chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the book, unwanted babies are "storked." Meaning they are left on the doorstep of unsuspecting people's homes. In reality some states allow mothers to abandon their unwanted babies at hospitals or police stations.

1) Is this the same as "storking"? Why or why not?

2) How do you feel about "storking" as it is presented in the book? Why do you feel the way you do?

3) How do you feel about the current laws that allow children to be abandoned at hospitals and police stations? Why do you feel the way you do?

4) Come up with as solution (other than abortion or adoption) to assist unwanted children in today's society.

Essay Topic 2

Lev's parents are very religious people. In their view of faith, having Lev unwound is the ultimate show of love to their God. Lev himself believes that being a tithe gives him a unique and special purpose in life. However, as the story progresses, Lev begins to see tithing in a very different way. He also begins to look at Unwinds differently.

Give 4 instances in which Lev's belief in tithing has been challenged.

Explain how the challenge effects Lev's mental status.

Discuss how these instances change Lev's character.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the plot of the novel "Unwind". Be sure to detail the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. For each of these sections of the plot, discuss whether these plot points helped or hurt the plot. Explain why you feel the way you do.

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