Lock and Key Test | Final 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 Harriet call her new line of jewelry?

2. How does Ruby respond to Harriet's offer?

3. What gives Ruby an indication about how Marshall feels about her discovery?

4. What does Ruby witness at Nate's house?

5. What does Aaron have when Ruby sees him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Cora and Ruby talk about the next morning after Ruby's drunken episode?

2. What does Nate bring Ruby and what is his response to her questions?

3. What does Ruby do with Jamie on Christmas Eve?

4. Describe Nate and Ruby's visit to the vacant apartment.

5. How does Ruby impress Harriett at work?

6. Where does Ruby visit Olivia and why is Olivia there?

7. What does Cora say about leaving Ruby when Ruby was young and how does Ruby respond?

8. What happens when Ruby gets back to Cora and Jaime's house and is obviously impaired?

9. Why is Cora nervous about Thanksgiving and where does Ruby find Cora on the day?

10. What does Cora say in response learning she is still not pregnant, and how does this bring the sisters closer together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lock and Key belongs to the young teen novel genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the young teen novel 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 young teen novel and a historical novel mystery?

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes Lock and Key interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Ruby. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Nate. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Cora. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Olivia. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

There are a number of interesting questions raised by Lock and Key. Questions that Dessen most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

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

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

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Dessen and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.

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