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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What must the class retrieve?
2. Who arrives at the burger joint where Josh and Cammie go to eat?
3. What takes up for Cammie against Liz's accusations?
4. What does Cammie find confusing about Mr. Solomon in class that day?
5. Why does Cammie ostensibly go to the pharmacy?
Essay Topic 1
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'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading it? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in the book to discuss. Compare one character's response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 2
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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