13 Little Blue Envelopes Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What does Mrs. Knapp give Ginny the next day?

2. What number letter does Ginny open?

3. How is Ginny's perfect night marred?

4. Why is Ginny thrilled on the fifth day following the Knapp's around?

5. From what work of literature is the inscription on the stone?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

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 is one of Peg's rules about the states and who does Ginny contact in the hostel in Paris? What happens when she does?

7. How does Ginny get to use the internet in Amsterdam and what does she do on it?

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

9. What does Peg tell Ginny in her letter about Denmark?

10. What does Ginny tell Keith about Richard and what does he say to her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes "13 Little Blue Envelopes" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Ginny. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Peg. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Richard. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Ginny always felt as though she was more interesting around her Aunt Peg. She was rather shy and tried hard to blend in wherever possible, which was almost impossible with a thirty pound green and purple backpack. It is a June afternoon when Ginny arrived at the 4th Noodle Penthouse to pick up the package left to her by Aunt Peg. The smell is immediately familiar and she half expects Peg to come in any second, but of course that is impossible. She can't believe her Aunt is actually gone. Her visits to Peg had been infrequent, but magical. Peg had always been flighty, so when her phone stopped working, no one panicked.

1. Discuss, in detail, why you think Ginny always felt more interesting around her aunt. Use examples from your own life and "13 Little Blue Envelopes" to support your answer.

2. Discuss, in detail, ways in which you think Ginny could overcome her shyness. Use examples from your own life and "13 Little Blue Envelopes" to support your answer.

3. Discuss what you think Ginny might be feeling and thinking when she enters the penthouse. Use examples from your own life and "13 Little Blue Envelopes" to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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