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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 Brother Knuckles do about the uberskeleton?
2. What are the primary feelings Odd senses from the uberskeleton?
3. What does John ask Odd's opinion about concerning Rodion?
4. What is under Timothy's eyelids?
5. What does Rodion tell John about himself?
Short Essay Questions
1. What comes after Odd while he is in John's Mew and what does Rodion do?
2. What favor does Odd ask of Ozzie?
3. What does John tell Odd and Rodion about his work when they first begin to talk?
4. What does Rodion translate the first door as and what is Odd's opinion of that translation? What is Rodion's opinion of it?
5. What does Sister Angela tell Odd when he asks about Justine and what does Odd think about the information?
6. What does Elvis do in the SUV and what does Odd tell him?
7. When did Jacob first meet the Neverwas and what are the ice creatures relationship to it?
8. What worries Odd about John's computers that NSA took and what is Rodion's response?
9. What happened to Flossie that has made her emotionally ill?
10. What does Rodion tell John about the ice creatures?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast Brother Odd's world to that of "real" life. What are the advantages to each world? The disadvantages?
2. In which world would you rather live in if you possess no supernatural abilities? Explain your response.
3. If you had Odd's abilities how would you use them? Use examples from Brother Odd and your own life to illustrate your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Odd Thomas is no exception. His determination and survival powers might contrast to his feelings of grief about not preventing Stormy's death or the way his mother felt about him. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Odd demonstrates his determination. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Odd's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.
3. Discuss how you think Odd's admirable traits helped him keep Jacob and the other children safe. Have his flaws impacted his life at all? Do any of those who work with him seem to notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?
Essay Topic 3
In the world of academe, fantasy is often considered an inferior form of the novel compared to "classic" literature. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think fantasy might be considered second-rate compared to the classics?
2. Do you think fantasy has the same elements as the classics? Why or why not?
3. What are the purposes do you think for people reading "the classics"? What are the purposed for people reading fantasy? Is one purpose better than another? Explain your response.
4. Would you read fantasy even outside an educational setting? Why or why not?
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