Unwind 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. What does Connor take with them onto the bus?

2. Why are Connor, Lev and Risa surprised when they read the newspaper?

3. What does Risa decide to treat Lev and Connor?

4. Why do Risa and Connor argue?

5. How does Connor feel about Lev?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why have Connor's parents signed forms for him to be sent to a harvest camp in chapter 1?

3. What is the significance of it being Christmas Day in chapter 24?

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

5. What might the meeting in chapter 4 of Connor, Levi and Risa foreshadow?

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

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

8. In chapter 7, the Unwinds find themselves in the woods for the night. Why is their ability to trust each other imperative?

9. How does Lev justify leading the cops to Risa and Connor in chapter 17?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While Risa is playing the piano on the roof at Happy Jack, she meets a boy named Dalton. Dalton has a plan to escape the camp when he turns 18.

Explain Dalton's plan. Do you think it will work? Why or why not? Do you think the camp will allow him to leave when he turns 18? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

In the book, Unwinds are presented as delinquents, throw-away children or burdens on the state. In short, Unwinds are considered drains on society. In order to justify the destruction of these wayward teens, the body parts of unwound kids are donated to others. In essence, their deaths help others live.

Is it ever acceptable to sacrifice a few people for the good of the many?

In what circumstances might that option be considered?

What are some examples of this type of sacrifice in our society today?

Essay Topic 3

The romance between Risa and Connor is one of the major subplots of the book. Explain how their romance develops and what plot devices are used to push them together and pull them apart. Provide 3 examples in your writing and make sure to explain how the plot effected their romance.

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