Dark Flame Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alyson Noël
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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 Ever do to prove Jude is immortal?

2. What is Haven's younger brother's name?

3. What does Ever think is the worst part of being immortal?

4. What does Ever believe Damen is to her?

5. Where does Ever go when she returns to Summerland without Damen?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ever feel about herself since she became immortal and why?

2. How does Ever react to Jude's appearance?

3. What does Ever tell Haven about immortality?

4. What does Ever do in Summerland, and why is it good for her? What does Ever tell Damen about Jude?

5. Why does Ever visit Damen, and what do they discuss?

6. Who does Ever see in Summerland, and what surprises her about that person?

7. Why does Haven get angry at Damen, and what does Haven tell Damen?

8. What happened between Ever and Jude the last time she saw him?

9. Why does Ever ask Jude for help, and what does he tell her?

10. Of what does Haven accuse Ever and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by Dark Flame, questions that Noël most likely wants readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of Noël's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Noël's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Noël and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes Dark Flame interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Ever. 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 Haven. 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.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Damen. 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 the character of Roman. 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.

Essay Topic 3

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 Dark Flame, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and 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 in Dark Flame. (The subplots may not contain every element of the 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?

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