Watchers 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. How many people are in the family that Vince is being paid to kill next?

2. Who was Vince paid to 'hit?'

3. How did Vince feel about Haines?

4. What does Vince do after he kills someone?

5. What did Tracy care about most in the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Travis compare and contrast in the dog's behavior?

2. How does Travis convince the dog to allow the collar on him?

3. What was the epiphany Travis had while looking at the rattler?

4. How did Einstein convey his thoughts on Travis and Nora's relationship?

5. What was it that attracted Travis' attention to Nora?

6. How did Travis drive away from the canyon, and why did he leave so shortly after arriving?

7. What was Nora Devon's escape from the domineering nature of her aunt?

8. How does Travis react to the unknown assailant?

9. What was Einstein so persistent about?

10. What was Vince doing in Weatherby's garage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways did teaching Einstein have an effect on Nora's redevelopment? What are some theories on how this helped her to blossom as a fully functional woman? What do you think would have happened to Nora otherwise? How do you think her progression in life would have been had it not been for Einstein and Travis?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how having a mental illness is more of a way of life than it was in earlier centuries. What do you think is responsible for this global shift in perspective? How has it become chic to have some sort of mild mental disorder? How are mental illnesses glamorized in the media? Who profits from mental illness?

Essay Topic 3

How do Nora and Travis convince the vet to let them stay, and then not to turn Einstein in? What made the vet's decision a morally sound one? What in this decision could have jeopardized his career and why? What would you have done in the same situation?

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