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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. Where do the police take Ellie?
2. What does Will do after Marco is out of the conference room?
3. What does Ellie tell Mr. Morton she thinks he is?
4. Where are Ellie's parents?
5. How does Ellie's mother describe the members of the Order of the Bear?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ellie realize about the story about Arthur's birth and the gossip about Will's family?
2. What does Mr. Morton think is going to happen since Will now knows about Jennifer and Lance? Whom does Mr. Morton blame?
3. What does Marco tell Ellie about his past and what is her impression of his relationship with Will?
4. What does Ellie suggest Will do concerning his father pressuring him about the naval academy?
5. What do Will and Ellie do after their talk about Jennifer and Lance?
6. Why does Mr. Morton say Ellie cannot help the situation?
7. What do Will and Ellie say to each other about Lance and Jennifer?
8. What happens when Marco arrives at the conference room?
9. Why does Will have to dive into the water? What is Jennifer's response?
10. How does Ellie feel about what Mr. Morton is doing and what he told her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think Avalon High is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Meg Cabot.
2. What in Cabot's background may have helped her in writing Avalon High? What may have influenced the way she depicts various characters and scenes?
3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.
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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