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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. What is happening when Ellie goes inside her house?
2. What does the Lady of Shalott do when the man she loves rejects her?
3. What does Lance ask Ellie to do that evening?
4. Where does Mr. Morton intend to go?
5. What does Marco finally say clearly out loud?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mr. Morton respond to what Ellie tells him about Will, Jennifer and Lance?
2. What does Marco tell Ellie about his past and what is her impression of his relationship with Will?
3. What does Jennifer say about Ellie and Will?
4. What do Will and Ellie say to each other about Lance and Jennifer?
5. What does Ellie face when she arrives at Mr. Morton's apartment? What does she do
6. Why is Mr. Morton annoyed with Lance on Monday morning? How does Jennifer defend Lance to Mr. Morton?
7. What does Ellie realize about the story about Arthur's birth and the gossip about Will's family?
8. What do Ellie and Jennifer talk about in the girls' bathroom?
9. What does Ellie decide to take with her to the ravine? How does the Darkness seem to react to her doing so?
10. What does Mrs. Wagner say when she calls Ellie that gets Ellie worried?
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
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 3
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?
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