Everlost 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 happens to both Allie and Nick in the car accident?

2. To whom does Mary tell the story of how she died?

3. What food does Allie notice has a particularly nasty, jagged bite taken out of it?

4. What is the weather like when Johnnie-O and Allie enter New York through the tunnel?

5. What is Allie arguing with her father about before the car accident?

Short Essay Questions

1. What strikes the three children, as they approach New York City?

2. What causes the car accident?

3. What happened when Mary went home after her death?

4. Why doesn't Nick confront Mary about what Allie has shown him about the children living in the World Trade Center?

5. How does Mary respond to Greensouls?

6. What does Allie find inside the Waldorf-Astoria?

7. What causes the chocolate to smear on Nick's face?

8. What do Allie and Nick see on the road when they climb up to see the scene of the accident?

9. What was the forest like when it was alive?

10. How does Lief feel, trapped alone in the barrel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Everlost, Allie is a skeptic. Discuss Allie's skepticism about the rumors of the monster the McGill, the information in Mary's books, and other characters' intentions. Does Allie's skepticism benefit her? Does it cause her problems?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the nature of morality in the novel. There are many characters who exhibit qualities of good and evil in the novel. Choose three characters and compare their morality. In what ways are they good and in what ways are they evil? Do they have good or evil intentions? What does a comparison of these characters reveal about the nature of good and evil in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss symbolism in Everlost by examining the following three symbolic elements in the novel: the chocolate on Nick's face, the Twin Towers, and the McGill changing his hands to fur. What do these elements in the story symbolize, and why does the author use these symbols?

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