Gathering Blue 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 area do Kira and Thomas pass as they look for Matt in Chapter 17?

2. How does Thomas open the locks in the Edifice?

3. What gift does the stranger give to Kira in Chapter 21?

4. How does the stranger in Chapter 21 find Kira's village?

5. Who has Kira not seen during her stay in the Edifice?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Thomas, Kira, and Matt's exploration of the lower floor of the Edifice.

2. How do the villagers and Matt's family react to his absence?

3. Why does Kira cry after returning from Jo's room at the end of Chapter 16?

4. What does the Gathering ceremony resemble?

5. Describe what is known about the character Jo by the end of Chapter 13.

6. How have the words of the Ruin song been distorted over time?

7. What is Kira to do on the blank section of the Singer's robe, and how does she react to her new task?

8. Describe the village Matt encountered on his journey to find "blue".

9. Why is Kira's father still alive?

10. What does Kira find suspicious about Jo's situation, and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Kira's disability affect her status in society? What strength will she need to develop in order to survive in her village? What talents does Kira have and how can she use them for survival?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the value of friendship and giving in the novel. Compare and contrast the children's friendships with the relationships evident among other characters in the villages. How do their friendships affect their character development, and even their survival?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the significance of the Ruin Song. What does it symbolize for Kira's people? How has it been altered though the years? What effect does this alteration have on Kira's people? After the Gathering, what does the Ruin Song symbolize to Kira?

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