Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to the girl in Argentina?
2. What does Sam do when he gets to the woods?
3. What does a man do who comes up behind Sam?
4. What does John manage to escape?
5. What is one thing John learns how to withstand?
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
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 3
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.
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