Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ginny examine as her benefactors are at dinner?
2. What does Mrs. Knapp give Ginny the next day?
3. How much money does Ginny need to give the Knapps?
4. What does Ginny almost do when Miriam's IM lights up?
5. What does Keith say about Peg's room?
Essay Topic 1
Over the course of "13 Little Blue Envelopes", Ginny grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. "13 Little Blue Envelopes" might be considered a slice of Ginny's larger story of her "coming of age." It might be said that this story is a "bildungsroman" of Ginny Blackstone. Discuss the following:
1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.
2. Trace and analyze the character of Ginny as she changes from a shy teen to a more confident young woman. What are the significant events that change Ginny?
3. After thoroughly analyzing Ginny's growth throughout "13 Little Blue Envelopes", do you think "13 Little Blue Envelopes" could be considered Ginny's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?
4. Are there any other characters in "13 Little Blue Envelopes" who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?
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
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss "13 Little Blue Envelopes" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if "13 Little Blue Envelopes" is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus teens? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "13 Little Blue Envelopes" a successful novel? What about young teens?
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