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. Why did Marco once attack Mr. Morton?

2. When does Lance arrive for the appointment with Mr. Morton?

3. What does Ellie ask Mr. Morton?

4. What does Will do after Marco is out of the conference room?

5. What does Mr. Morton think is going to happen to Will?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do Will and Ellie say to each other about Lance and Jennifer?

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

4. What does Ellie realize about the story about Arthur's birth and the gossip about Will's family?

5. Why does Will have to dive into the water? What is Jennifer's response?

6. What does Ellie face when she arrives at Mr. Morton's apartment? What does she do

7. What do Ellie and Jennifer talk about in the girls' bathroom?

8. What question does Marco scream at his mother? What does he do after she replies?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ellie confronts her fears by going to the party and seeing Will. Not only does she confront fears about social situations with popular people, but she also needs to make sure that Will and Jennifer are a true couple. Will feels that he has met Ellie before, perhaps in a different life. He tells Ellie that Lance and Jennifer think he is nuts, but he believes what he is telling Ellie.

1. Discuss what Ellie demonstrates about herself by confronting her fears and going to Will's party. Use examples from Avalon High and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss what Ellie demonstrates about herself that she wants to make certain that Will and Jennifer are a couple so she does not interfere with that. What does this say about her values, her morals, and her character? Use examples from Avalon High and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think a person can meet a stranger and feel like they've known that person? Why or why not? Use examples from Avalon High and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Avalon High help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Avalon High? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Avalon High to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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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