Among the Hidden Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Margaret Haddix
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Mid-Book 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. How does Jen say her dad would react if he knew she'd been looking out the window?

2. What does the girl, who's a third child like Luke, do that shocks him?

3. The female third child introduces herself as Jennifer Rose Talbot; who does she say is usually very jumpy people?

4. How does Luke feel about his parents after discovering Jen?

5. While sitting on the attic step, after how many weeks does Luke finally give up trying to keep up with his family's conversation at meal times?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Luke do all day to help pass the time?

2. What does Luke begin to plan in Chapter 12?

3. What is different about Jen's parents getting pregnant with her versus Luke's parents having him?

4. How does Luke feel when he finally steps outside on his way to the Sport's Family's house?

5. Who are the Barons?

6. What does Luke now realize about how he can create change in the world, but in a different way than Jen?

7. Why does Jen purposely cut her hand in Chapter 16?

8. What does Jen do to assure that no Population Police stop her on the way to the rally?

9. Why does the government not want Luke's dad growing hydroponic vegetables?

10. What does Luke say when Jen asks him if he thinks his brothers would ever betray him?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Luke's mother is a very important character in "Among the Hidden". She is the one person who truly seems to care about how Luke feels, yet she is unable to stand up to Luke's father when he lays down unfair rules. Analyze the character of Luke's mother, comparing how she treats him versus his father's treatment, and how it affects Luke. How does Luke's mother treat him? Why did Luke's mother wait until he was 6 to tell him about the Population Law? Why doesn't Luke's mother stick up for him when his father treats him unfairly? Is Luke's mother considerate of his situation and feelings?

Essay Topic 2

In "Among the Hidden", one of the writing styles the author uses is her choice of narrator. The author uses a third-person narrative to tell the story. Explore the different styles of narrators for fiction writing. How important is the narrator to the story? Why does the particular type of narrator Margaret Peterson Haddix chose for "Among the Hidden" such a good choice? How does knowing Luke's thoughts and feelings help the story along?

Essay Topic 3

From the very beginning of "Among the Hidden", the reader can feel the fear Luke's family has of the Government. Examine the theme of fear, particularly Luke's parents' fear of the government. What do Luke and his family seem to fear? Why is Luke's family so fearful of the government? Is Luke the cause of many of their fears?

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