Avalon High Test | Final 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. Who is accompanying Mr. Morton when he comes into the school?

2. Why does Mr. Morton say he was teaching at the school?

3. What does Ellie suggest Will do to communicate his desires to his father?

4. What does Mr. Morton say about Ellie's role in all this?

5. To what does Mr. Morton think Will is now vulnerable?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Wagner say when she calls Ellie that gets Ellie worried?

2. How does Mr. Morton respond to what Ellie tells him about Will, Jennifer and Lance?

3. What does Ellie say about Mr. Morton's abandoning his job and about the order?

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

5. What does Jennifer say about Ellie and Will?

6. What does Marco tell Ellie about his past and what is her impression of his relationship with Will?

7. What does Mr. Morton say he is doing? What does he advise Ellie to do?

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

9. What does Mr. Morton think is going to happen since Will now knows about Jennifer and Lance? Whom does Mr. Morton blame?

10. What does Ellie suggest Will do concerning his father pressuring him about the naval academy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Avalon High and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Avalon High is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

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