Dark Flame Test | Final Test - Hard

Alyson Noël
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Roman say to Ever when he has her on the couch?

2. What class is Jude taking?

3. What does Ava tell Ever when Ever walks in her house?

4. What does Roman want to use on Ever?

5. What kind of cookies has Ava baked?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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