A Bend in the Road Test | Final 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 | Final 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. What one question does Sarah ask Brian before taking him to tell Miles the truth?

2. In Chapter 18, why does the narrator say he failed to contact the police the day after Missy's death?

3. What failed to happen after Sims Addison's arrest?

4. In Chapter 32, what does Sarah say Miles does not care about?

5. What angers Sarah most about Brian's confession?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 24, what is Miles doing when Jonah comes home from school? What does he tell Sarah when she later comes to the house?

2. In Chapter 22, after visiting Earl Getlin, what conclusion does Charlie come to about Sims' statements?

3. In Chapter 26, what does Charlie do when Miles reports for work first thing in the morning?

4. What threats against Miles does the district attorney and the Timson family attorney make to Charlie?

5. What does Miles do during the arrest of Otis Timson that could come back to haunt him later?

6. How does Miles react when Sarah and Brian tell him the truth about the accident that killed Missy?

7. Why does Miles tell Sarah he took the gun out of the gardening shed? Why does Miles say he can no longer see Sarah?

8. In Chapter 29, why does Brian suddenly feel it is important to tell Sarah to make Miles back off of Otis Timson? What does Brian reveal to the reader in this chapter?

9. Why does Sims Addison claim in Chapter 17 that he never wants to return to jail?

10. In Chapter 26, when does Miles finally notice that Sarah has gone? Why does he notice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Miles' job? How does the author introduce this occupation to the reader? Is Miles good at his job? Why does Miles let two boys go after he catches them shooting owls in an abandoned house? Why did the author include this scene in his book? What does this scene say about Miles? What does it say about Miles as a sheriff's deputy? Later, why does the author have Miles be the deputy who arrests Sims Addison? What impact does this arrest have on Miles? What information does Sims give to Miles? What might Sims have done if it had been different deputy who arrested him that night? Why did Sims wait so long to come forward with this information?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Charlie take Miles' guns and his case file in Missy's death? What is Charlie afraid Miles will do? Does the reader think Miles is capable of such an act? Why does Miles later find a gun that he had hidden away? What does Miles plan to do with this gun? Would killing the person responsible really make things easier for Miles in regards to Missy's death? Would Missy have wanted him to do such a thing? What would happen to Jonah? Would Charlie be able to arrest Miles for such an act?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Miles arrest Otis Timson? Should Miles have arrested Otis on charges of killing Missy? Should Miles have handled the situation differently? Why did Miles hold a gun to Otis' head? What charges could Miles face for doing such a thing? Was Miles acting inappropriately? What does it say about Miles that he did not kill Otis when given the chance? Why did Miles not tell Charlie immediately what was going on? What might have happened differently if Miles had gone to Charlie first?

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