Afternoon of the Elves Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Janet Taylor Lisle
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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. Why does Sara-Kate have to pay the phone bill instead of her mother?

2. What does Alison say Sara-Kate stole?

3. Who/what does Hillary think made the elf village?

4. What subject makes Sara-Kate lash out in anger?

5. What does Hillary see Sara-Kate stealing from her father's garden?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Sara-Kate say the elves need no protection from the cold?

2. Why is Sara-Kate teased about her appearance at school?

3. How does Hillary train herself to see elves?

4. What makes Sara-Kate seem more mature in Hillary's eyes?

5. How is Hillary's home different than Sara-Kate's?

6. What is the only proof Hillary has that Sara-Kate lives with her mother?

7. What strikes Hillary as odd about her time at Sara-Kate's house?

8. What does Hillary's father spend most of his time at home doing, and why?

9. What rumor is spread about Sara-Kate's father, and how does Hillary respond to this?

10. What does Hillary start to do when she sees some ruined houses in the elf village, and how does Sara-Kate respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Hillary's relationship with Sara-Kate change over the course of the plot? What caused these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the book?

Essay Topic 2

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this book?

Essay Topic 3

How was Hillary able to let go of her old friends and cling to Sara-Kate? What does this reveal about her character?

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