Mid-Book 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. Where does John find himself as Henri is training him?
2. What does John yell when he and Sam are close to their destination?
3. Where is Number Four settling?
4. What does John tell Sam that Henri loves?
5. What does Henri give John?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to John in the woods before his friends arrive?
2. Why does Henri not think the beings John sees in his vision survived?
3. What does Number Four have to do when the novel opens?
4. What does John learn with the aid of fire and how does he learn a painful lesson?
5. What does John do without thinking when he is in Mr. Harris' office?
6. What do Sarah, John and Henri do during the Christmas break?
7. What follow-up does Henri mention to John when he picks John up after the first day back to school?
8. How do John's friends help him?
9. What does John ask Henri about in the wake of the incident at school when John's hand glows?
10. What does Six first believe about their situation at the school, what does she realize, what happens when she kills a scout and who arrives when she and John are talking?
Essay Topic 1
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 I Am Number Four, 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 I Am Number Four. (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?
Essay Topic 2
There are a number of interesting questions raised by I Am Number Four. Questions that Lore 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 Lore' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Lore' 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 Lore and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in I Am Number Four.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of I Am Number Four. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of I Am Number Four. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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