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. What time of day does Hillary first see the elf village?

2. What nick-name does Jane give Sara-Kate at school?

3. Why is Hillary so surprised by the way Sara-Kate acts when she comes to see the ferris wheel?

4. What rumor is spread about Sara-Kate's lunches at school?

5. What does Sara-Kate do when she sees Mr. Lenox talking to something strange?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hillary see in Sara-Kate's living room?

2. What is Hillary most impressed with when she sees the elf village?

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

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

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

6. Why is Hillary so troubled by what she saw in Sara-Kate's house?

7. When does Sara-Kate say elves go indoors?

8. Where does Hillary get the money to go shopping with for Sara-Kate and her mother?

9. What does Hillary do at the end of the book?

10. What does Hillary think of Sara-Kate after they are reunited?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mrs. Lenox was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence- however brief, altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

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