The Son of Neptune Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Rick Riordan
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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. Who came up with the successful plan in the war game in Chapter XI?

2. In Chapter 5, Hazel reveals that when she is nervous __________ appear.

3. Where do the gorgons finally corner Percy in Chapter I?

4. What does Frank offer Percy in Chapter XI, which he is surprised Percy declines?

5. What is the significance of there being 12 giants created?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the Fifth Cohort disgraced?

2. Describe the setting of Hazel's flashback in Chapter VI.

3. Who is Sammy?

4. During their private meeting in Chapter XV, what does Reyna ask of Percy, and what is his reaction?

5. Why/how is Frank humiliated at the meeting in Chapter VII?

6. What is Percy's reaction when Frank offers him the vials of gorgon blood, and what does this say about Percy's character?

7. Describe at least three different things Iris tells Frank in their private talk in Chapter XXII?

8. What does Nico explain about Gaea in Chapter V?

9. From what perspective are Chapters I-IV told, and what advantage does this offer readers?

10. Describe the old woman on the hillside, and the two options she offers Percy.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which of the three main characters - Percy, Hazel, and Frank - experienced the most growth in character throughout "Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune"?

Essay Topic 2

Manipulation is a major theme in this book. Describe at least three different situations where one character is manipulating another. What is their motivation for manipulating someone else? Do the characters being manipulated realize what it happening? If so, why do they allow it to happen?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's extensive use of foreshadowing throughout the book. Where is it used? Is it used effectively? It is recognizable in the moment, or only in hindsight?

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