I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ally Carter
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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. How many languages does Cammie know?

2. What has Mr. Solomon called the latest session of the Covert Ops class?

3. Cammie's mother promises that _______________ will get easier.

4. What shocks Liz, Cammie, and Anna about Buckingham?

5. Why is Anna Fetterman fearful?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the girls think Josh may be trying to find Cammie when the girls search through his trash?

2. How do Macey, Bex and Liz help Cammie prepare for her "mission Josh," and what does Cammie think about the process?

3. What does Cammie ask Macey concerning Josh and what is her reply?

4. What does the boy do who Cammie notices looking at her?

5. Where does Cammie go to school and what type of school is it?

6. What is the atmosphere like as Cammie arrives at the debriefing for the covert ops assignment and how does Mr. Solomon act when Cammie announces she has the soft drink bottle?

7. How does Mr. Solomon demonstrate the dangers of covert operations to the class members?

8. What happens to cause Bex and Macey to fight and who steps in to break it up and to mete out punishment?

9. What does Cammie reveal herself to Josh and what happens?

10. What does Cammie's mother ask Bex and Cammie to do and what are they to ensure happens?

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 Ally Carter.

2. What in Carter's background may have helped her in writing I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You? 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.

Carter's background may have helped her in writing I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

4. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

5. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Carter's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Carter's probable agenda concerning that idea.

6. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface? Why or why not?

7. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author? Explain your answer with examples.

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

I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel or mystery?

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