13 Little Blue Envelopes Test | Final Test - Hard

Maureen Johnson
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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. Where is Ginny to take the night train to?

2. What does Ginny examine as her benefactors are at dinner?

3. How many flights does Ginny have to climb to get to her room?

4. What does Peg do for a place to stay in Paris?

5. Who invites Ginny to share a room at a hotel/hostel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who picks Ginny up in Copenhagen and where does he first take her?

2. Who does Ginny meet at the hostel in Copenhagen, what do they nickname her and why?

3. What does Ginny do the first day with the Knapps?

4. How does Ginny find the cafe and what does she do there?

5. Where do Keith and Ginny spend the night in Paris?

6. Where does Ginny go first in Paris and what does the letter say that she opens there?

7. What does Ginny find at the second hostel she stops at and how does she end up spending the night there? What does she do once she has a place?

8. What does the key fit and what does Ginny find there? What does she do next?

9. How does Ginny find out who Piet is and what does she find out from him?

10. Where is Ginny suppose to go after Rome, where is she suppose to stay and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "13 Little Blue Envelopes"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "13 Little Blue Envelopes" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "13 Little Blue Envelopes" and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

"13 Little Blue Envelopes" belongs to the teen novel genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the teen novel genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a teen novel and a historical novel?

Essay Topic 3

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "13 Little Blue Envelopes" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "13 Little Blue Envelopes" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

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