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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. Upon what does Patsy insist the next morning?
2. Why does Juli decide to go to dinner at the Loski home?
3. About what does Bryce worry concerning his mother's announcement?
4. What does Bryce think he should have done to Garrett in the library?
5. Why does Garrett tease Bryce?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Juli forced to realize about her family?
2. What does Juli feel when she hears about Shelly and Bryce?
3. What happens with the bidding for Bryce?
4. What do the Bakers do when they arrive home after the dinner at the Loski home?
5. What happens between Juli and Bryce when the Baker family arrive for dinner at the Loski household?
6. What does Patsy insist upon the next morning and what does she announce?
7. What does Juli's mother tell Juli about Patsy?
8. Why does Juli end up betting her egg money and who does she win?
9. What do Bryce and his grandpa discuss concerning Juli?
10. Why does Bryce do for Juli as a good-will offering?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. 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 Flipped is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Flipped. 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 Van Draanen 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 Van Draanen chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Van Draanen'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 Van Draanen use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Essay Topic 3
Characters are an important part of what makes Flipped interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Bryce. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Sometimes not likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Juli. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Sometimes not likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of one other character of your choice. What are her/his strengths? His/er weaknesses? How does s/he contribute to the plot? Is s/he a sympathetic character? Is s/he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
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