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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 does Alex describe Doug's eyes when he bursts into the trailer?
2. Who is the guard at the gate to the Retreat when Alex sneaks in?
3. What does Alex drink while the police are investigating the crime scene at his home?
4. What does Alex dream the bullets hitting his house are?
5. What does Doug suggest Nona give Woody to eat?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is significant about the route Ezra and Alex take to Ezra's home?
2. Why did Alex buy Delano Hardy a guitar?
3. Why does Alex say he "craved the balm of denial" as he is leaving the Touch's Retreat?
4. What condition is Raoul in when Alex goes to pick him up in La Vista, and why is he like that?
5. Why does the optimism in Garland Swope's ledgers end in Volume X?
6. Why is Alex certain that Matthias lied about buying seeds from Mr. Swopes?
7. How does Alex manage to sneak up on Baron as he guards the gate to the Retreat?
8. Why does Raoul initially refuse to leave La Vista?
9. Why is Ezra hesitant to tell Alex what he knows about Nona when she was young?
10. What reason does Raoul give Alex for choosing oncology as his specialty?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the three main settings of the novel? How do they differ from one another? How do each of them make Alex feel?
Essay Topic 2
What makes "Blood Test" a crime novel? What aspects of the crime novel genre does the book contain?
Essay Topic 3
How is determination used as a motif in the novel? Which characters exhibit determination? What are they determined to do?
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