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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 Odd tell his passenger?
2. What picture does Odd see when he opens a sketchpad of Jacob's?
3. What happens to John's computers?
4. Why was Flossie brought back to her room?
5. What does Rodion tell John about himself?
Short Essay Questions
1. What favor does Odd ask of Ozzie?
2. How does Odd figure out what's happening with Timothy as he watches the dead monk?
3. What is the answer to the riddle of the three portraits on Mother Superior's wall?
4. What does Elvis do in the SUV and what does Odd tell him?
5. What does the NSA do about Maxwell and Timothy and John?
6. What does Sister Angela tell Odd when he asks about Justine and what does Odd think about the information?
7. What does Odd tell Rodion when he reaches him and what does Rodion tell Odd?
8. What does Rodion tell John he sees as John's problem with his son?
9. What does John tell Odd and Rodion about his work when they first begin to talk?
10. What does Odd do when the creature comes out of Timothy's body? What does the creature do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of BROTHER ODD, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:
1. Find five terms that are a part of Brother Odd's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in Odd's world. Define the words as used in in Odd's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.
2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of BROTHER ODD. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in Brother Odd? What word(s)?
3. Were there any words you never really understood from Brother Odd? Which ones?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in BROTHER ODD.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of BROTHER ODD. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of BROTHER ODD. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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