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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 long has Ellie known Liz?

2. What is Ellie's parents' work status?

3. What does Ellie's mother quote at dinner?

4. Whom does Ellie spot on the trail?

5. How does Ellie interpret all of Will's friendly gestures?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens as Will is holding the sword?

2. Why does Mr. Morton say Ellie cannot help the situation?

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

4. Describe how Will learns about Lance and Jennifer's relationship.

5. What happens in the aftermath of the revelation about Lance and Jennifer's relationship?

6. What happens when Marco arrives at the conference room?

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

8. What do Will and Ellie do after their talk about Jennifer and Lance?

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

10. Why does Ellie pull out her school directory?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Avalon High.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Avalon High. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Avalon High. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Avalon High based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Avalon High is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Avalon High a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of good vs evil in Avalon High. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with good vs evil? Why? What are some symbols of good vs evil? Symbols of good? Symbols of evil? Which characters seem good? Which characters seem evil?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Avalon High. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of destiny in Avalon High. Consider these questions and any others that come to mind: How is destiny portrayed in the lives of the main characters? How is destiny contradicted by the actions of the characters? What kind of destiny was changed by the end of Avalon High? What is the plot suggesting about destiny?

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