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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 Palmyra ask Vernon?
2. What kind of people does the narrator say the town is full of?
3. What is Taylor's surname?
4. Who does Vernon live with?
5. What is the brand of Vernon's jeans?
Short Essay Questions
1. What reason does Vaine give for Vernon's arrest?
2. Why is Vernon's mother angry with Vernon in Chapter 11?
3. Describe Ella.
4. What do the police find out about Vernon's sexuality?
5. How did Vernon once help Taylor at a party?
6. Why does Vernon think he is doomed in Act 1, Chapter 6?
7. Why does Mr. Deutschman have to get his haircut at the meatworks factory?
8. Why does the Judge release Vernon?
9. What does Vernon remind himself when he realizes he is in a tough situation?
10. Why does Vernon make faces before appearing on TV?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Vernon's mother cope with being a single parent? How has Vernon's upbringing affected him?
Essay Topic 2
What does Vernon's lawyer say in his defense? What case does the prosecution have against Vernon? In what way does the court case satirize American culture?
Essay Topic 3
Why are a person's teenage years supposed to be so difficult? How much was Jesus' reaction to the bullying because of his sensitive age? In what way does Vernon's young age become a joke in the novel?
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