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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 Rodion bring to Odd's room a few days after the event?
2. How does Rodion interpret the phrase light from light?
3. Why does Rodion come to a stop on the way to school?
4. What does Brother John create for Odd and Rodion?
5. What face is Death wearing in John's Mew?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the brothers do on the way back to the school and what comes out of the storm?
2. What does Elvis do in the SUV and what does Odd tell him?
3. What do the brothers ask Odd when in the school and why does Odd tell them?
4. What favor does Odd ask of Ozzie?
5. What does Sister Angela tell Odd when he asks about Justine and what does Odd think about the information?
6. What does Rodion translate the first door as and what is Odd's opinion of that translation? What is Rodion's opinion of it?
7. What does Rodion tell John he sees as John's problem with his son?
8. What happened to Flossie that has made her emotionally ill?
9. Why does Odd ask Ozzie to pull the car over on the highway?
10. What does Brother Knuckle do about the ice creature?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Brother Knuckles is ashamed of his past, and lives his life now in a manner that he hopes makes up for it a little bit. Having lived most of his first forty years as muscle for the mob, he had an awakening of spirit that began when he read the boss' daughter a bedtime story.
1. Based on what you have learned of Brother Knuckles' past, do you think he should be ashamed of his past? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Do you think it is possible that a hardened mob enforcer could be moved by a children's book? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own experience to support your answer.
3. How common do you think a "awakening of the spirit" happens in the real world? Does Brother Knuckles decision to become a monk seem to be a reasonable choice for restitution of his past behavior? Why or why not? What else could he have done to make amends for his life?
Essay Topic 2
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 BROTHER ODD, 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 (They 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 3
BROTHER ODD is one book in a series of novels involving Odd Thomas and the other characters. Discuss the following.
1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
2. What is a disadvantage of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
3. Do you prefer to read a stand alone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.
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