City of Bones Test | Final Test - Hard

Cassandra Clare
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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 Raphael admit?

2. What does Hodge do to Jace?

3. What does a werewolf tell Raphael?

4. Who are buried in the Silent City?

5. Where does Jace take Clary after the Cathedral?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the fight with Abbadon.

2. Why does Clary think Jocelyn put the Mortal Cup in the tarot deck?

3. What does Hodge say about Valentine's personality and plan?

4. What does Clary discover about some runes?

5. What happens when Clary and Jace return to the Institute?

6. Why are Hodge and the Lightwoods punished and what are their punishments?

7. What does Clary ask of Simon and how does she pressure him to agree to her request?

8. What happens to Raphael when they are searching the inside of the Hotel and where do they find him?

9. What happens when Jace lets go of Raphael and who comes to Jace and Clary's rescue?

10. What does Magnus Bane explain about the mental block in Clary's mind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"City of Bones" is one book in a series of novels involving Clary, Jace, Simon and their families and friends. Discuss the following.

1. What are some advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are some 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, more difficult, or about the same to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "City of Bones" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "City of Bones"? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in the book to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and sometimes it is the other way around. 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 "City of Bones" is? Explain your response.

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