Angelfall Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Susan Ee
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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 angel does Penryn describe seeing gunned down from “the pile of rubble that was Jerusalem” on television in Chapter 2?

2. When Penryn and Raffe find the half-eaten family, Penryn suggests they get out of their surroundings: “We’re in an open field, and I feel as nervous as a field mouse looking at” what?

3. Penryn says that her father has a master’s degree in what subject in Chapter 10?

4. What are the men wearing that follow the dogs in Chapter 14?

5. What is Penryn’s last name in the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Penryn do with the angel’s sword in Chapter 4? Why?

2. What does Obadiah West say the resistance’s objective is in attacking the angels in Chapter 17?

3. How does Obadiah explain the reaction of the soldiers during Penryn’s fight with Boden in Chapter 19?

4. Who solicits Penryn to start a fight with Anita at the camp in Chapter 19? Why?

5. How are the dead bodies described that Penryn and Raffe encounter in Chapter 12? What other items are found nearby?

6. What does Penryn learn about the wounded angel in Chapter 10?

7. Where does Penryn take the wounded angel in Chapter 6? How is this setting described?

8. What impressions do the camp soldiers express of Raffe and Penryn in Chapter 16?

9. How does Penryn describe the setting of the novel in Chapter 1? What is she doing as the novel opens?

10. What information does Penryn learn about angel swords in Chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the setting of Angelfall in the first chapters and the author’s use of imagery in the setting. How might you imagine the Silicon Valley area prior to the apocalypse? How has it changed in the period before the novel opens? Who “rules the streets” in Cassie’s neighborhood?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the character of Josiah in the novel. How is Josiah’s appearance described? What are Josiah’s actions, objectives, and obstacles in the story? Is Josiah on the side of the protagonists or antagonists?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the various origins, history, and descriptions of angels in the mythologies and religions of the world. How do the angels in Angelfall relate to these descriptions? Do you envision the angels in this novel similarly to those seen in the apocalyptic descriptions of the ancient holy books? Why or why not?

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