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. At the beginning of Chapter 13, whose voice do Kira and her friends hear speaking harshly in the lower floor of the Edifice?

2. What revelation does Matt have about the beasts in the woods?

3. What do Thomas and Kira bring with them as they visit Jo in Chapter 16?

4. Where are the parents of the child heard in Chapter 13?

5. Which character takes Kira's place in the weaving shed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are Kira, Thomas, and Jo treated during the Gathering ceremony?

3. Describe the Fen.

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

5. How does Kira react when Jamison refuses to allow her to watch over Annabella's body in the Field of Leaving?

6. How does Kira spend her rainy day in Chapter 12?

7. What does the Gathering ceremony resemble?

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

9. How does Thomas demonstrate his mischievous side and surprise Kira in Chapter 15?

10. Describe Kira and Thomas' visit to Jo in Chapter 16.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What value is placed on human life in Kira's society? How does the attitude prevalent towards the value of life affect education, employment, family life, and the development of society? How might this attitude affect the future survival of Kira's people?

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