Hush, Hush Test | Final Test - Hard

Becca Fitzpatrick
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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 had Nora imagined that had scared her?

2. What does Nora realize is missing from her room after the intruder was there?

3. What is Nora's mother planning to attend that evening?

4. What does Nora give the homeless woman who gives Nora directions?

5. What does Nora find when she gets up to her room?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is in the ladies room when Nora goes to change back to her regular clothes and what does he say to her?

2. What does Blythe tell Nora about the house?

3. What does Nora see about Miss Greene when she touches Patch's scars?

4. What condition is Elliot in when he comes to the farmhouse and what does he do?

5. Who comes to Nora's house after her incident when her mother goes to the office?

6. Who does Nora meet when she is walking from the library, what does he say and what is her response?

7. Where does Patch and Nora go, what does Patch do there and who does Nora meet and what does she find out about Patch from him?

8. What do Patch and Nora do when the jeep dies?

9. Where does Nora go after biology class and what is she told?

10. How does Blythe meet Patch, what does she ask him and what concerns her about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Over the course of Hush, Hush, Nora grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. Hush, Hush might be considered a slice of Nora's larger story of her "coming of age." It might be said that Hush, Hush is a "bildungsroman" of Nora Grey. Discuss the following:

1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.

2. Trace and analyze the character of Nora as she changes from a more carefree, innocent girl to a wiser, young woman. What are the significant events that change Nora?

3. After thoroughly analyzing Nora's growth throughout Hush, Hush, do you think Hush, Hush could be considered Nora's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?

4. Are there any other characters in Hush, Hush who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Hush, Hush based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Hush, Hush is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Hush, Hush a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

There are a number of interesting questions raised by Hush, Hush. Questions that Fitzpatrick most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Fitzpatrick's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Fitzpatrick's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Fitzpatrick and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.

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