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. About what is Ruby worried one day during a party at their house?

2. What does Gervais want in return?

3. What has Gervais begun to do recently?

4. What does Harriet call her new line of jewelry?

5. For what does Ruby thank Olivia?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What changes have been going on with Gervais?

3. What does Cora learn about her and Ruby's mother?

4. What does Ruby learn about her father?

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

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

7. What happens between Ruby and Nate that endangers their relationship?

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

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

10. What does Nate ask Ruby when she returns his sweatshirt and how does she respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Ruby and Cora. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Nate and Marshall. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Lock and Key help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Lock and Key based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Lock and Key is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Lock and Key a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

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 Lock and Key is? Explain your response.

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