Visions of Sugar Plums Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 the name of Stephanie's mentor?

2. What is the name of the local funeral home?

3. What is Stephanie missing that could cause trouble?

4. What word(s) does Grandma use to describe the man she recently met?

5. What does Stephanie learn when she goes to find Diesel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What upsets Stephanie about Christmas?

2. What is Stephanie's idea about capturing Sandy Claws? Who does Stephanie enlist to help?

3. Stephanie is talking to her mother when Valerie comes into the kitchen. What news does Valerie give to Stephanie?

4. Who arrives for the usual Sunday dinner at the Plum House?

5. Explain the scene at the mall, beginning with the parking lot.

6. What news is delivered to Stephanie when she returns to the apartment?

7. What is Lula's opinion on being politically correct?

8. What really did happen to Grandma's teeth?

9. How does the visit to the workshop end? What is Lula's reaction?

10. How does Diesel get back into the apartment after Stephanie locks the door?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Diesel is particularly interested in apprehending a man named Ring. Who is Ring? Why does Diesel want to find him? What has the man done? What kind of things occur when Ring is in the area? Does Ring know Diesel? What is the relationship between the two men? What happens every time Diesel gets close to Ring?

Essay Topic 2

As a bounty hunter, Stephanie spends a lot of time doing surveillance. In this case, Stephanie accompanies Diesel and the pair scouts out possible locales for Ring and Sandy Claws. Discuss surveillance and why it is important to the case. Examine the things that Stephanie clearly does wrong. What is Lula's role in the surveillance arena? Is Lula helpful? Does the surveillance pay off?

Essay Topic 3

Vincent Plum is Stephanie's cousin and the owner of Vincent Plum Bail Bonding Company. Discuss Vinnie and his operation. How does Vinnie operate the company? Who is the real boss of the office? Describe Vinnie's relationship to Stephanie, Lula, and Connie. Also discuss Vinnie's place in the Plum family.

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