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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 say he has to do before leaving?
2. What does John realize he cannot do?
3. What does John tell the dogs to do?
4. What does John instinctively do that he should not have done?
5. Why does John think Sarah is at the back of the house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Six explain to John about why and how she is there?
2. How do Sarah and John meet up with the rest of the party goers?
3. 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?
4. What do the Mogadarians do to secure the school, what does Six do and what does she think about the scouts?
5. How is John forced to reveal his Legacy to Sam?
6. What happens to John in the woods before his friends arrive?
7. What happens after John is called out of Home Economics class?
8. How do John's friends help him?
9. Where does John send Six and where does Six tell John to go?
10. Why does Henri not think the beings John sees in his vision survived?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think I Am Number Four is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
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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