Running Out of Time Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 132 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Running Out of Time Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 132 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. Why does Jessie say people waited until night to get sick in her village?

2. While living in Clifton, how does Jessie style her hair each day?

3. Whose phone number does Jessie put in her pocket in Chapter 5?

4. Where does Jessie hide in the room filled with stage coaches?

5. Why does Jessie join the group of middle school students in Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. After watching Clifton from the outside point of view, what does Jessie think of people in 1996?

2. In Chapter 1, how is Clifton described?

3. What is strange about bathrooms to Jessie after she leaves Clifton?

4. What does Ma tell Jessie after they leave the Bentons' in Chapter 1?

5. In Chapter 6, what things does Jessie overhear Clifton employees talk about?

6. In Chapter 1, how does Jessie describe a visit to Dr. Fister?

7. How does Jessie escape from Clifton?

8. What does Jessie do after leaving the bathroom in Chapter 7?

9. What was Ma's life like before moving to Clifton?

10. When Jessie sees the Clifton school house from the outside in Chapter 9, what happens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore how plot twists, or sudden reveals of information, are used in this novel. How do these affect the development of the plot? How do they affect the development of the characters? What makes the author's use of plot twists effective or ineffective?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze "Running Out of Time" as a thriller. How does this novel fit within the description of the genre? Are there other genres that may represent this novel better? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the role of suspense in this novel. Consider how the author creates it as well as what it does to develop the characters and plot.

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