Dark Flame Test | Final 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. How does Damen know Ava is the twins' aunt?

2. What does Ever say is the reason she takes Jude to Summerland?

3. What does the elderly man's wife think happened to the twins?

4. How does Damen know Ever is about to die in the car accident?

5. Where does Ever first go when she returns to the earth plane?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Damen tell Ever about magic, and what is her response?

2. Where does Ever go when she leaves Ava, and what does she do there?

3. What does Miles send Ever from Venice, and what shocks Ever about them?

4. Where do Jude and Ever go in Summerland?

5. What does Ava tell Ever about the bond with Roman?

6. Who shows up in Summerland, and what does Ever tell him? What does he do?

7. Where does Ever end up in Summerland, and what does she think about there?

8. Where do Damen and Ever go from Summerland, what happens there, and how does Ever feel? What does Ava tell her?

9. What picture of herself does Ever see in the twins' house?

10. What does Ever realize when she is talking to Roman, and what happens because of that?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many novels, perhaps the majority, end on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Dark Flame and whether or not it fulfills all three, two, or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Dark Flame is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, and/or stimulate thought? 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

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Dark Flame. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Noël chooses the symbols she does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Noël chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Noël's use (or lack) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Noël use too many or too few literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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