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. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?
3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think I Am Number Four is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think I Am Number Four is? Explain your response.
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