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 does Ginny find a key?

2. What reason does Ginny suggest that makes Keith interested in her?

3. What does Olivia do when she comes in the room?

4. Why is Ginny relieved when she uses the ATM?

5. What does Ginny almost do when Miriam's IM lights up?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Ginny go after Copenhagen and how does she end up with friends going with her?

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

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

4. What does Ginny see with Knud and what happens there?

5. Why does Ginny have to look for a hostel in Amsterdam and how does she feel about the first one she finds?

6. What do Keith and Ginny talk about at the cemetery and what do they do?

7. How does Ginny find a key?

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

9. 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?

10. What does Peg say about Paris when she finished her job at the cafe and what does she tell Ginny she is to do next?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Maureen Johnson.

2. What in Johnson's background may have helped him in writing "13 Little Blue Envelopes"? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "13 Little Blue Envelopes".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "13 Little Blue Envelopes". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of the story. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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