Everlost Test | Final 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 effect does being trapped in the barrel have on Nick?

2. What happens to the jogger in the crash?

3. How does the McGill feel about running across Allie?

4. Can Mary's transportation hold all thousand rescued children?

5. What does the McGill consult to find out how to do an unselfish act?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Allie do with her typed message?

2. How does the McGill describe sinking down into the Earth?

3. What does Vari do after Mary has left?

4. What caused the little girl at the end of the story to get lost on her way to the light?

5. Why does Pinhead want to open the barrels?

6. How does Mary react when she finds out Nick has helped the thousand children on to the light?

7. How does Lief act when Pinhead and the other associates find him after he and Nick run away?

8. What happens when the McGill calls out the Marauders?

9. What did the Twin Pier Marauders do to the McGill?

10. What does Meadow say to Nick, once he's started the Twin Towers children on the way to the light?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Everlost, self-image controls how the characters appear to other Afterlights. Choose three characters from the novel. Explain how each character's self-image alters or affects their appearance. Explain the significance of this externalization of self-image in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Identity is a major theme of the novel, and naming is an important part of identity. Discuss identity and naming in the novel.

Part 1) How do characters name themselves, and how does their self-naming reflect their identities?

Part 2) How is the way characters forget their own names symbolic of losing their identities?

Part 3) How does Mary's act of naming elements of Everlost, such as "Afterlights" and "Skinjacking," affect both her identity and the identity of the things she names?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the states that Afterlights find themselves in during the novel. Choose an example of a character trying to explore and understand the external world, an example of a character exploring and changing his or her internal life, and an example of a character stuck in a "rut." Compare these three states, their causes, and consequences.

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