A Bend in the Road Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nicholas Sparks (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 151 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Bend in the Road Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nicholas Sparks (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 151 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 old was Jonah the day of his mother's funeral?

2. What is the point of view used in the majority of this novel?

3. What name does Sarah give to Otis Timson as her own?

4. In Chapter 3, what complaint does Miles silently make about Sarah's classroom during their first meeting?

5. In Chapter 1, what is Miles doing as he sits on his back porch?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2, for what reason does Sarah think that Jonah has become so far behind in his class work? What does she think of that?

2. What did Miles do the day Missy died rather than stay home and care for the lawn as she asked? What were the last words he said to her that day?

3. How does Miles deal with Jonah's many nightmares?

4. Why does Sarah show up at Jonah's soccer game one Saturday at the end of Chapter 7? How does Miles react?

5. Who does the unnamed narrator say this story is about? Why does he preface this by telling the reader all about Missy Ryan?

6. What reason does Sarah give for inviting Miles and Jonah to her family home for Thanksgiving dinner?

7. In Chapter 1, what did Miles find in Jonah's backpack? What does Jonah have to say about it?

8. Whom does Sarah run into as she waits for Miles to get their drinks at the Tavern? What is her initial impression of him?

9. Why does Jonah object in Chapter 5 to having to stay after school with Miss Andrews several times a week? How does Miles talk him into cooperating?

10. What does Miles tell Sarah about his family during their first date? How does Sarah react to the information?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following relationships in detail:

1) Sarah and Brian.

2) Miles and Missy.

3) Charlie and Miles.

4) Otis Timson and Miles.

Essay Topic 2

What happens to Miles when he hears Sims Addison's accusations against Otis Timson? How does Miles react to Charlie's insistence that he stay out of the investigation? Why does Miles go to Sarah with his frustrations? How does Sarah react? What does this tell Miles about Sarah's concern in the situation? What impact will these new accusations have on Miles and Sarah's relationship? Does this imply that Miles is not over Missy? Does this imply that Miles does not love Sarah?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following themes in an essay:

1) Love.

2) Family.

3) Grief.

4) Moving On.

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