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1. How does Phyllis Reynolds Naylor give Shiloh a Southern flavor? Cite examples from the book.

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2. Marty dislikes Judd Travers long before he discovers that Judd owns Shiloh. Why?

3. Is Marty a very logical and systematic character? Give examples from the book to substantiate your answer.

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4. When did Marty's lying begin? Can a person lie by what he does not say? Recount the lies and their consequences.

5. Compare David Howard's home and lifestyle to Marty's.

6. Once Shiloh is recuperating from the attack at Marty's house, the family becomes attached to him. How does each family member show his or her affection for the dog?

7. Marty blackmails Judd for killing the deer. Explain the bargain made between them and the ambivalent feelings Marty experiences as he tries to figure out what is right and what is wrong.

8. As Marty is working for Judd he thinks, "But Judd's out to teach me a lesson, and I'm out to teach him one." What lessons are being taught and learned?

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