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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 is Risa's theory about Lev's parents?

2. Why does the trio get onto the school bus?

3. What happens to the note that Lev writes to the boy on the bus?

4. Why is Connor Lassiter scheduled to be unwound?

5. Who are the Fatigues?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lev show that he has matured after Connor punches him in chapter 34?

2. Why is it important to Connor that Risa not see him being taken to the "Chop Shop"?

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

4. In chapter 34, Hayden tells Connor that he is respected because he has integrity. How has Connor shown integrity?

5. Why has Connor chosen to make the Admiral the focus of his anger and resentment?

6. Are Risa and Connor doing the right thing by staying away from each other in chapter 28?

7. What might have been Roland's motive when he attacked Risa in chapter 24?

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

9. In chapters 33 and 34, Risa and Connor are given work assignments. How might these assignments be a positive thing for them?

10. In chapter 56 Connor discovers that there are kids missing from his dorm. Where are they?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Runaway Unwinds are hiding in the basement of Sonia's antique store. After they leave there, they are shipped to various secret locations before being sent to the Graveyard. Unwinds are hidden in the hopes that they will stay undiscovered until they obtain freedom on their 18th birthday.

Explain how Unwinds might be compared runaway slaves in the U.S. pre-Civil War era. How are their circumstances similar? How are their living conditions similar? Discuss how the human rights of both Unwinds and US slaves were violated. Provide examples to support your assertions. Do you think creating a parallel between Unwinds and slaves is a useful way to help the reader understand and sympathize with the Unwinds? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Terrorism is a recurrent theme in "Unwind". The Clappers are a terrorist organization whose mission is to cause chaos and social unrest.

Why do you think Lev joined the Clappers? Do you think the Clapper's mission falls in line with Lev's values? Why or why not? What has happened to Lev throughout the course of the book that may have contributed to his desire to join the Clappers? Do you think Lev has made the right choice? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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