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. What happens to the girl in Argentina?

3. Where is number 7?

4. What is Sarah doing as John jumps out the window?

5. What is one thing John learns how to withstand?

Short Essay Questions

1. What story does Henri tell John about a girl in Argentina?

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

3. What does John do without thinking when he is in Mr. Harris' office?

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

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

6. What happens after John is called out of Home Economics class?

7. 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?

8. What does Six explain to John about why and how she is there?

9. What does John see Henri doing a couple days later after the flame training session?

10. What vision of the Chimera does John have?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Henri tells John that as he hones this Legacy, he will become increasingly resistant to fire and heat. In the meantime, he will have to learn to control his emotions. This proves to be difficult as he sees Mark James and his friends again on his second day. This time, John will not blend in, or ignore. Instead, he demands the return of his phone by day's end. After this encounter, John's right hand begins to glow again. He pulls on the gloves he brought for this reason, and goes to his first class. Sam Goode sits beside him, and Sarah and Mark sit several seats ahead. At lunch, John sits by himself and Sam joins him. Mark and his gang begin throwing meatballs and the first one hits Sam on the back. John is hit with the second, and has had enough. He approaches Mark, but things don't go quite as planned. They all wind up in the Principal's office. Mark is hardly so much as chastised, especially when he claims that the false accusations are making it hard to concentrate on the upcoming interview with the local newspaper. Mr. Harris immediately takes his side, and John knows that now he and Sam will have to be careful as they are on Mark's radar now.

1. What are some of the suggestions you might make if you were John's friend as to how he might be able to control his emotions? Use examples from your life and the book to support your answer.

2. Why do you think the principal takes Mark's side against John, do you think this is common in schools and what do you think a school board should do to stop this kind of discrimination? Use examples from your life and the book to support your answer.

3. In view of John needing to blend in at school do you think it was wise or unwise for him to confront Mark? Why? Use examples from your life and the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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