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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. Why does Vee think Nora is crazy?
2. What does Nora want to do that Vee refuses?
3. What had Nora imagined that had scared her?
4. What scares Nora when she gets home?
5. Who does Nora call for help?
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. 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?
3. What does Nora see about Miss Greene when she touches Patch's scars?
4. What does Nora say to Vee about Elliot, how does Vee feel and what is Nora's response to Vee's feelings?
5. Who comes to Nora's house after her incident when her mother goes to the office?
6. What book does Patch and Dabria discuss and what does Dabria finally tell Patch?
7. What does Nora say to Patch about trust?
8. Who comes to Nora's house after the detectives questioning her about Marcie leave and what does he have with him?
9. What does Nora realize after she sees some of Patch's past and what does he admit to her?
10. What condition is Elliot in when he comes to the farmhouse and what does he do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Nora and Vee. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Patch and Jules. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?
3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Hush, Hush help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Hush, Hush, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Hush, Hush. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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