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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 Josh give Cammie at the gazebo?
2. Why does Cammie panic when she sees Josh at the gazebo?
3. What is Liz panicked about concerning Dillon?
4. How does Cammie end up in the passage that leads to her mother's office?
5. What does Cammie learn the next day when she returns to her mother's office?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Cammie suddenly leave the dance without telling Josh goodbye.
2. Describe the interaction among Josh, Cammie, Dillon, and DeeDee at the hamburger joint.
3. What happens for the first time for Cammie?
4. What does Josh announce and why does Cammie have to protect him?
5. What does Cammie see when she accidentally ends up at her mother's office? How does she respond?
6. Where does Josh take Cammie? Who is the first person they meet there?
7. What does Cammie say as she walks away from Josh after acknowledging the truth to him?
8. Why is Liz in a panic as she rushes up to talk to her suitemates?
9. What happens to Anna Fetterman in the pharmacy and who comes to her rescue?
10. What does Cammie say about herself when Josh asks?
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
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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