I Am Number Four Test | Final Test - Hard

Pittacus Lore
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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 is the main purpose of the scouts?

2. Why does John grab Sam and Henri in each arm and jump out of the house?

3. What does Henri suggest Sarah and Mark do?

4. What does John learn when he is looking for Sarah?

5. What does Henri say when John expresses hope that someone survived Lorien?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How does Sam react to seeing John use his Legacy?

3. What do John and Sarah do after he rescues her?

4. Where does John go after jumping out of Mr. Harris' office, and who does Johns encounter there?

5. How does Sam get Henri, Sam and himself out of the house when someone else arrives?

6. How do Sarah and John meet up with the rest of the party goers?

7. How is John forced to reveal his Legacy to Sam?

8. What does John learn with the aid of fire and how does he learn a painful lesson?

9. What happens to John in the woods before his friends arrive?

10. How do Henri, John and Number Six get out of the school building and where do they go and who attacks them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of John and Mark. 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 John and Henri. 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 I Am Number Four 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

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in I Am Number Four. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Lore chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Lore chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Lore's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Lore use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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