Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Colin do when Hassan pulls off the road after they leave the factory?
2. From where did Starnes retire?
3. What are Hassan and Lindsey doing when Colin joins them?
4. What does Colin do as Hassan and Lindsey are playing?
5. What does the narrator say about the fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Colin as they are following their tour guide behind the store and who helps him?
2. What do Lindsey and Colin discuss before bedtime?
3. What does Hassan say some of the teens plan to do during the upcoming weekend.
4. What was Colin's first date with Katherine IXI?
5. Where does the tour of the famous grave begin and who gives the tour?
6. What will happen between Colin and Lindsey according to Colin's theorem?
7. Why does Hassan say he is not going to work that Thursday?
8. What do Colin and Hassan do first thing the morning after the fight and what does Lindsey say about the fight?
9. What conversation do Lindsey and Colin overhear when they arrive home?
10. Who is Katrina with in the cemetery and what does he do when Hassan and Colin make their presence known?
"An Abundance of Katherines" belongs to the young adult novel genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the young adult 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 young adult novel and a historical novel or mystery?
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "An Abundance of Katherines".
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "An Abundance of Katherines". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "An Abundance of Katherines". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
Sometimes a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and sometimes it is the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think "An Abundance of Katherines" is? Explain your response.
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