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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 cities does Vernon tell the customs office he is visiting?
2. What does Vernon say Jesus was like most of the time?
3. What is the brand of Vernon's jeans?
4. What does the judge think Vernon needed in his life?
5. What does Vernon find strange when he arrives at McAllen?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Vernon's Mom betray the fact she does not believe in her son's innocence?
2. Why does Vernon want to get out of Texas?
3. How does Vernon plan to help Silas Benn?
4. What does Vernon overhear his mom and her friends talking about?
5. Why does no boy in town love Ella?
6. How did Vernon once help Taylor at a party?
7. What reason does Vaine give for Vernon's arrest?
8. Why does Vernon make faces before appearing on TV?
9. What does Vernon think about Jesus?
10. What does Vernon think about Taylor in this section?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the main turning points of the book? How does Pierre develop his story to get to each turning point? What happens to the story after a major turning point?
Essay Topic 2
How does Pierre represent the media? How accurate is Pierre's representation of the media?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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