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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 Vernon's opinion of his dead friend Jesus?
2. Which of the following characters is Vernon suspected of killing?
3. What does Vernon sell to the pawnbroker?
4. What does Taylor say was her relationship with Vernon?
5. What brand of cigarettes does Vernon smoke for the last night?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the execution.
2. How has the prison psychologist helped Vernon?
3. How does Lally want to change public executions?
4. What does A=DT2 mean?
5. What does Vernon think about as he dozes?
6. How does Vernon react to his sentence?
7. Why does International Bridge look like a Spielberg set?
8. How has Taylor's life changed since Vernon's trial?
9. How does Taylor force Vernon to confess?
10. What does Vernon do in the San Antonio bus station?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the book's dialogue. How does the author's dialogue contribute to the following areas:
Essay Topic 3
Aside from the main character, examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
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