Dark Flame Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Alyson Noël
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ever tell Roman?

2. What does Ever think is the reason Summerland brings her to a dank, dark place?

3. What does Ava say magic is?

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

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

Essay 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

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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