A Ring of Endless Light Test | 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 the note say that Suzy leaves for Vicky at home?

2. How does Adam treat Vicky when the two return to the beach after being with the dolphins?

3. Why is Vicky relieved to see a young child in the hospital waiting room?

4. About what does Vicky talk to Zachary's flight instructor?

5. Why are Adam and Vicky happy when they go check on the dolphins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Adam at the beginning of the novel to him at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both sympathetic characters? Which "Adam" would you most likely have as a friend? Why?

2. Compare/contrast Zachary at the beginning of the novel to Zachary at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why?

3. Compare/contrast Leo to Zachary. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one compassionate? Honorable? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "A Ring of Endless Light" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if "A Ring of Endless Light" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "A Ring of Endless Light" a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "A Ring of Endless Light".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "A Ring of Endless Light". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "A Ring of Endless Light". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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