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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 do in response to what happens to Sam?
2. What does John learn when he is looking for Sarah?
3. What does Mark ask John?
4. Where has Sarah been helping to build a shelter?
5. What does John see in the parking lot?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do John's friends help him?
2. What does Mark show John?
3. What story does Henri tell John about a girl in Argentina?
4. What does Six ask John about Henri and what does she say about her Cepan?
5. 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?
6. What happens after John is called out of Home Economics class?
7. How do Henri, John and Number Six get out of the school building and where do they go and who attacks them?
8. Describe John's rescue of Sarah.
9. What do Sarah, John and Henri do during the Christmas break?
10. How does Sam react to seeing John use his Legacy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss I Am Number Four based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if I Am Number Four is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider I Am Number Four a successful novel? What about young teens?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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