Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 Cammie find odd about Liz when they are riding with Bex during driver's ed?
2. What does Mr. Solomon discuss using pictures?
3. What drink bottle does Professor Smith toss in the trash?
4. When is the covert operations class meeting?
5. What do most of the students do when an outsider is visiting?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Josh give Cammie at the gazebo before she goes back to the school?
2. What does Cammie say as she walks away from Josh after acknowledging the truth to him?
3. What does Cammie's mother say about her behavior over the last few months?
4. Describe the interaction among Josh, Cammie, Dillon, and DeeDee at the hamburger joint.
5. What does Cammie reveal herself to Josh and what happens?
6. What does Mr. Solomon explain to Cammie?
7. What happens to Anna Fetterman in the pharmacy and who comes to her rescue?
8. How do the girls contrive to have car troubles by Josh's house and what do they do there?
9. What does Josh say to Cammie when she talks to him after leaving her mother's office?
10. What does Cammie say about herself when Josh asks?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of fitting into a social crowd in I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with fitting in? Why? What are some symbols of fitting in? Symbols of being an outsider? What characters seem to be outsiders to the group around them?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of secrets in I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters have secrets? Why? How do secrets affect the characters?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of self-knowledge in I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You. Consider Cammie's knowledge of herself from the first Chapter to what she knows by the end of the book. What about Macy? What other characters learn some deep truths about themselves? Is acquiring self-knowledge a part of being a teenager? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Carter chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Carter chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Carter's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Carter use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Essay Topic 3
Josh does not sound proud when he admits he has lived here his whole life. Cammie is not proud of invading Josh's privacy, but she is not exactly ashamed either which is not surprising since her whole life has been that kind of contradiction.
1. Discuss reasons you think Josh might feel embarrassed by what he sees as the narrowness of his life. Use examples from your own life and I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You to support your answer.
2. Why do you think Cammie is feeling the way she does when she and her friends go into Josh's house? Use examples from your own life and I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You to support your answer.
3. In what ways do you see Cammie's life as full of contradictions? Use examples from your own life and I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You to support your answer.
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