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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 did the unknown assailant silent?
2. What does he name the dog?
3. What did Travis and Nora have in common and speak most about?
4. Who did Nora think it was when Travis called?
5. What had Travis not done in a long time?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why didn't Wes get the gun despite his fear?
2. What things led Vince to believe he was working for the Soviets?
3. How did the dog look after he had some attention paid to him?
4. What did the dog that met up with Travis on the trail look like?
5. What was it that attracted Travis' attention to Nora?
6. What wounds did Art gain as a result of Einstein and Nora?
7. How did Travis drive away from the canyon, and why did he leave so shortly after arriving?
8. What was Vince doing in Weatherby's garage?
9. What does Vince want with Johnny the Wire?
10. Why doesn't Tracy tell the truth about the attack she suffered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
If you could gain immortality by killing innocent people would you do it? Why or why not? Does Vince's motivations make him a bad guy? How or why not? Why is Vince's character vital to plot development?
Essay Topic 2
How does Koontz let the reader know what Einstein wants of Travis before Travis? In what ways does this convince the reader of the intelligence of the dog? How does this affect the progression of the readers opinion of Einstein?
Essay Topic 3
When Travis killed the Outsider, do you think it was more an act of revenge or pity? Why? What would you do if you had been Travis? What things that the Outsider does make it seem more human? More animal?
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