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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 is number 7?
2. What does John hear behind him?
3. What does John realize he cannot do?
4. What does a man do who comes up behind Sam?
5. What does Henri learn about the men who were in the house where the Mogadarians came?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Henri not think the beings John sees in his vision survived?
2. What happens after John is called out of Home Economics class?
3. What does Six ask John about Henri and what does she say about her Cepan?
4. What do John and Sarah do after he rescues her?
5. 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?
6. How do John's friends help him?
7. What do the Mogadarians do to secure the school, what does Six do and what does she think about the scouts?
8. Where does John send Six and where does Six tell John to go?
9. How is John forced to reveal his Legacy to Sam?
10. What does Six explain to John about why and how she is there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
John's third ring appears while he is out with friends on a boat, and it forces their immediate relocation. It was the longest they had stayed anywhere since arriving on Earth - nine months. Now, he burns his identification and begins again, this time calling himself John Smith. He lives with Henri, his Cêpan, and this move will take them to Paradise, Ohio. John knows he must blend in, which includes doing everything that normal fifteen year old boys must do. That includes going to school. Blending in is difficult at times and John's first day is one of those times.
1. Discuss how the circumstances of John's life, having to hide and move all the time, might affect him as a teenager. Use examples from your life and the book to support your answer.
2. Compare what you think might be John's feelings about being an alien from another planet with what you think might be the feelings of a human who has to move to another country because of persecution in his/her own country on earth. How would the situation be similar and different? Use examples from your life and the book to support your answer.
3. What do you think are some of the difficulties John might have blending in at school and how might those difficulties compare to a foreign student trying to fit in an American school? Use examples from your life and the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as I Am Number Four help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading I Am Number Four? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in I Am Number Four to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
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