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 does John realize he cannot do?

2. For what does John use his outstretched arm?

3. What does John see boarding a spaceship?

4. Where does Sam go for Christmas break?

5. Who watches out for Sarah and John?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What do the Mogadarians do to secure the school, what does Six do and what does she think about the scouts?

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

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

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

7. Describe John's rescue of Sarah.

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

9. Where does John send Six and where does Six tell John to go?

10. What vision of the Chimera does John have?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Pittacus Lore.

2. What in Lore's background may have helped him in writing I Am Number Four? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

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

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.

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