Dark Flame Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is the first thing Ever notices when she gets to Summerland?

2. What does Ever believe Damen is to her?

3. How long can Haven last without drinking any more elixir?

4. Where does Ever go after her dinner?

5. What does Ever wear to cast her spell?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does Ever go when she leaves Damen in Chapter 4 and what does she try to do about her aunt?

3. What does Ever do in her bedroom, and how does that turn out?

4. Who comes to the hospital to talk to Jude and what does he tell them?

5. What do Ever and Haven talk about besides immortality?

6. What do Ever and Damen think of Haven's attitude, and what do they decide to do about it?

7. What does Ever try to get Damen to do, and why won't he do it?

8. Where does Ever take Haven at the beginning of Chapter 1, and why does she take her there?

9. Where does Ever intend to go when she leaves Summerland, and where does she end up?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Sometimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than an action-driven one, and sometimes, it's 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 Dark Flame is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Dark Flame is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book whose title you still didn't understand, even after finishing the book? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again? Why or why not?

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