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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. Which of the following guns does Vernon's mother not want to tell the police about?
2. What does Vernon find strange when he arrives at McAllen?
3. Who does Vernon want to have to himself in Mexico?
4. Which of the following does Vernon need?
5. What is Palmyra's habit to forget to do when he drives to Vernon's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Vernon hang up on his Mom when he talks to her from prison?
2. Why are Vernon, Deutschman and Ella all happy with the outcome in Chapter 13?
3. Why does Vernon make faces before appearing on TV?
4. Why is Vernon depressed after only one night back at home?
5. Why does no boy in town love Ella?
6. What does Vernon remind himself when he realizes he is in a tough situation?
7. Why does Mr. Deutschman have to get his haircut at the meatworks factory?
8. How does Vernon plan to help Silas Benn?
9. What reason does Vaine give for Vernon's arrest?
10. What does Vernon overhear his mom and her friends talking about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Pierre represent the media? How accurate is Pierre's representation of the media?
Essay Topic 2
Pick two characters from the book and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motives? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters' goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
Essay Topic 3
What major events had a profound effect on Vernon's life and how did they change him? What does Vernon still have to learn by the end of the book?
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