Born at Midnight Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

C. C. Hunter
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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 does Della say she will not steal?

2. What does Lucas Parker indicate when he sees Kylie and Della?

3. What does Derek tell Kylie about his father?

4. How do supernaturals "read" each other?

5. What does Della say about rogue vampires?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Kylie end up at the camp for "troubled" teens?

2. What is Kylie doing on the evening her father departed?

3. What does Kylie observe on the bus that is taking her to camp?

4. What happens in Holiday's office when Perry comes in and Kylie is there?

5. What does Kylie see outside her house and what is her response?

6. Who does Kylie see that she knows from an younger age and what did she think of him?

7. Why are members of FRU curious about Kylie?

8. What does Derek do when a water moccasin comes near Kylie?

9. What happens in Kylie's interview with the FRU men?

10. What happens when Kylie gets up to go get something to eat in the night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "Born at Midnight"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "Born at Midnight" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the text to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "Born at Midnight" and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "Born at Midnight". Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Hunter chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Hunter chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Hunter's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Hunter use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an important part of what makes "Born at Midnight" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Kylie. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Lucas. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Derek. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Holiday. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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