Gathering Blue 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 is Kira's job in the Edifice?

2. What does Kira have in her new room that was not in her cott?

3. Which council member saw Kira's father die?

4. Who accompanies Kira to Annabella's house in Chapter 8?

5. Who is waiting for Kira inside the Edifice in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kira's experience with the beasts in Chapter 11.

2. Describe the confrontation between Vandara and Kira in Chapter 2.

3. What warning does Matt give Kira in Chapter 1?

4. Describe Vandara.

5. What comforts Kira on her first night away from home?

6. Since Kira, as a woman, is forbidden to learn to read or write, how does she study Annabella's lessons?

7. Describe what readers know about Kira after reading Chapter 1.

8. Describe Vandara's appearance and demeanor during the trial in Chapter 3.

9. How does Kira react to Matt's decision to join the hunt?

10. How does Kira find the color she needs for her threads?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 4, Vandara presents herself as an antagonist and Jamison emerges as a protagonist. Describe how Jamison's role changes throughout the novel. What events or characters affect that change? What does this change foreshadow for Jamison's future?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the contrasts evident among the different levels of society present in the book. How does a character's area of residence affect his or her ability to survive? How does a character's area of residence affect the power or control he or she has over others? How does Kira's change of residence affect her character development? How does Matt's ability to access the Edifice affect his character development?

Essay Topic 3

What role do the "beasts" play in the novel? What is the purpose of the legend of the beasts and why is the myth perpetuated? Who is the real "beast" and why?

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