"Monster" Study Guide. Steve Harmon.

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The narrator of the novel is?
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Steve Harmon
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The narrator’s father never expected to be?
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visiting his son in jail
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The journal entries?
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reveal the narrators inner thoughts
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When Steve is trying to decide whether or not to participate in the “get over,” this is an example of which type of conflict?
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Person vs. Self
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Bobo’s credibility as a witness is questions by pointing out
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he is a convicted criminal.
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The store owner, Alguinaldo Nesbitt, was
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well liked by the people in the neighborhood.
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What have some people in Steve’s neighborhood told his mother about Steve’s lawyer?
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They should have hired a black lawyer
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In Monster, Mrs. Henry was in the drugstore because
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she needed medicine for her granddaughter.
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On Tuesday, July 14, after Bobo’s testimony, what does Steve think to himself about the reason so many of the men there are in jail?
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Because they lie to themselves.
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Where does Kathy O’Brien tell Steve she was born?
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Queens
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By the end of Monster, the reader can infer that Steve i
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a repeat offender who will definitely commit a crime again.
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Steve Harmon’s diary entries are written in
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1st person point of view.
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Monster is written as a
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screenplay
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Suppose Walter Dean Myers had intended to persuade his readers that the truth is always clear cut. Would this novel fulfill this goal? Why?
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To tell you how and about the story will end and start.
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The narrator’s co-defendant is?
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Richard Bobo Evans
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What is the first name of the witness whose last name is Moore?
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Dorothy
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Who is comforting whom at the end of the scene between Steve and his father?
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Steve is being comforted by his father but Steve is also comforting his father.
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What was the item or items found on the floor around Mr. Nesbit’s body?
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Gun, blood, cigarettes, etc. (multiples answers are correct.
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Why does Moore say she was not working the day Bobo came to see her?
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She hurt her ankle and was at the doctor’s office.
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Acquaintance means slight knowledge.
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TRUE
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Taint is a threat.
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FALSE
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A perpetrator is a person who commits a crime.
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TRUE
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Inventory is an itemized list of goods, property of a business
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TRUE
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. Menace is a person who does short hand writing as a dictation of testimony or later transcription.
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FALSE
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Implicate means to show involvement in.
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TRUE
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Consign means to assign; commit.
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TRUE
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Evidence is a major idea broad enough to cover the entire length of literary work and can be applied to anyone’s life anywhere at any time.
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FLASE
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A stenographer is a person who commits a crime
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FALSE
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A technician is a person skilled in a specific trade
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TRUE
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Accusation is a spot or trace.
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FALSE
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Theme is a statement charging a person
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FALSE
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Perpetrator means to institute legal proceedings against.
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FALSE
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An idiom is an expression that does not mean exactly what it literally says
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TRUE
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Steve Harmon
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A 16-year-old African American boy on trial for felony murder.
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Kathy O’Brien
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Steve Harmon’s defense attorney, who does not know if he is guilty or innocent and is suspicious, but still tries her best to defend him.
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Sandra Petrocelli
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The Assistant District Attorney who prosecutes Steve and James King, labeling them “monsters” to the jury.
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James King
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The 23-year-old defendant who is alleged to have encouraged Steve to join the robbery; he is also said to be directly responsible for the death of the store owner, Mr. Nesbitt.
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Richard BoBo Evans
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The 22-year-old defendant who planned the robbery; the prosecution uses his testimony against King and Steve because he is receiving a smaller sentence.
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Asa Briggs
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The defense attorney for James King; he has blue eyes and white hair.
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Osvaldo
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A 14-year-old boy, slim and well-built, who has a tattoo of a devil’s head on his left forearm and one of a dagger on the back of his right hand between his thumb and forefinger. He is in a gang, The Diablos and has been arrested multiple times. He argues that he only participated in the robbery because of his fear of Bobo, though his violent gang history makes this excuse doubtful.
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Jose
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A young, well built drugstore clerk, and the first person to see the murdered Nesbitt.
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Zinzi
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A criminal in jail telling the story he heard to get a break in his jail sentence. He was not part of this crime
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Jerry Harmon
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Steve’s younger brother.
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George Sawicki
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Steve’s film club teacher.
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Jose Delgado
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He worked in the drugstore and found Mr. Nesbitt’s body. He also determined that several cartons of cigarettes had been stolen along with money from the cash register.
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Steves Parents
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They are depicted as hard-working people who have tried to raise their sons right. Steve’s mother continues to believe in him no matter what, but his father looks at him like he doesn’t really know him.
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Dorothy
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James King’s cousin, she testifies that James had brought her a new lamp for Christmas at the time of the murder.
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George Nipping
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He testifies that James King is left-handed which creates reasonable doubt that King did the crime, since it was more likely that Mr. Nesbitt was shot by a right-handed perpetrator. His testimony is weak, however, because the perpetrator was wrestling with Mr. Nesbitt over the gun.
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Nesbit
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The victim of the crime, he is depicted as a decent, hard-working citizen who lost his life in defense of his property. However, his character isn’t well presented, because the focus of the story is Steve and other young men on trial.

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