Deadline Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Deadline 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 long does Dallas want Ben to stay when he goes to her house in Chapter 9?

2. What does coach tell Ben about his truck?

3. What does Rudy show Ben when he stops by his room?

4. What does Ben explain to Dr. Wagner?

5. What talk does Ben's father mention to Ben?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ben ask his father about his mother and what is his father's response?

2. Where does Ben go after the dance and what does he do there?

3. What does Ben want to do for his senior year, where does he live and how does he do in school?

4. What does Ben say about having a terminal illness at such a young age?

5. How does Ben act when he receives the information from the doctor, and what is his first thought about the information?

6. What are Ben's two other main goals for his senior year besides his academic goal?

7. What does the coach ask Ben at the luncheon and what does he say Ben needs to do?

8. What is the compromise between Ben and Dr. Wagner concerning Ben wanting to keep his illness a secret and what does the person tell him he goes to see?

9. How does Ben find out he might have a serious physical illness, and how does Ben insist he learn about this illness?

10. What do they find out on the day of the Horseshoe Bend game, and how will this information affect the game?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think "Deadline" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 2

The reader sees a connection which can explain even more why Ben has so much admiration for Coach. The man is dedicated to academic studies even during the football season. He is also very open-minded. He has no problem with Ben reading the Malcolm X book, and when another student voices the opinion that the book is bad, Coach turns the situation into a lesson on democracy and book burning. He knows how to reach the students and keep an open mind.

1. Discuss the stereotype of coaches not caring about academics and whether you believe that is true or not. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think the coach burning the book was wrong? Do you think it was a good demonstration? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think students' reading should be censored by the school? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Ben and Cody. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Ben and Sooner. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in "Deadline" help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

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