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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. About what is Ellie's father writing a book?

2. What does Ellie see as she opens her eyes while floating in the pool?

3. What does Liz say makes Ellie part of the in crowd?

4. To what did Admiral Wagner supposedly have his friend assigned?

5. Ellie debated telling Will about __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are Ellie and her parents in Annapolis for a year?

2. What happens during the football game with Will, Lance, and one of the other team members?

3. What do Ellie and Will talk about as they are floating in the pool?

4. How does Ellie find Lance and Jennifer together right before Ellie is leaving the party?

5. Why is Ellie running with her father in a wooded area?

6. What do Ellie and Will write to each other in emails when Ellie gets home from track tryouts?

7. What does Will do when he and Ellie pass a lemonade stand?

8. What happens as the teens prepare to go sailing?

9. What does Jennifer want when Ellie talks to her at Ellie's locker?

10. How does Ellie relate Jennifer, Marco, Will, and Lance to the Arthurian legend?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Avalon High is one book in a series of novels involving Ellie and Will and many of the other characters.

1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are two disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of Avalon High and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of Avalon High and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Avalon High, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Avalon High. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

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