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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 Zoyd loan his neighbor, Elvissa?
2. Why does Hector leave quickly?
3. How long has Zoyd known Hector?
4. How many people has Zoyd turned information over to Hector on?
5. How does Zoyd maintain his status?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is more disconcerting to Zoyd than even his daughter's choice of boyfriend right now?
2. Despite the new life that Frenesi has, her new husband Flash, and their son Justin, what does Frenesi spend a great deal of time thinking about?
3. What does Zoyd do in preparation for his annual display of insanity in order to qualify for the government mental disability checks?
4. What changes are made to Zoyd's plans to affirm his qualification for mental health benefits?
5. Why is Hector choosing now to come back into Zoyd's life?
6. What does Zoyd learn on this trip into the hills to pick up the crawfish?
7. What does DL do to help Prairie?
8. How do the actions that occur on the flight to Hawaii speak to a general theme surrounding some of the businesses that Zoyd is surrounded by or involved in?
9. What is Zoyd hoping that the card will do for Prairie after all this time?
10. Who is Zoyd approached by first in the Log Jam and how?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Brock do in a last ditched effort to interfere in Frenesi's life? Who does he approach at the Traverse family reunion and what outrageous claim does he make? How is his claim received and what is the response he gets? Why is he unable to finish what he starts? Who interrupts him and why?
Essay Topic 2
What is DL reluctant to share with Prairie? What compromise does she make? What information is Prairie looking for? Why does DL warn her about where learning more about her mother Frenesi is concerned? Why does DL think that Prairie should proceed with caution?
Essay Topic 3
Why did Brock spend so much time and attention to the details of the facial and cranial structure of each of the people arrested and taken to his Political Re-Education Program? What philosophy did he subscribe to that made him believe that he could predict criminal tendencies in his prisoners?
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