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 believe Damen is to her?

2. What does Miles tell Ever about Haven and her?

3. How do Damen and Ever land in Summerland?

4. What does Haven drop at the beginning of Chapter 1?

5. What does Ever sprinkle on her athame before putting it in a flame?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Damen show Ever in the place he manifests, and why does he know that place?

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

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

6. What does Ever do to Jude in Chapter 5?

7. Why does Ever need an antidote?

8. How does Ever feel about Jude's behavior at the hospital, and what does Jude ask her?

9. What does Damen give Miles, and why does he give it to him?

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

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

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 the reader? Why or why not?

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

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

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