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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. To what does Ruby give her approval?
2. What does Cora say will not make Ruby weak?
3. What does Aaron have when Ruby sees him?
4. Why did Nate leave a root beer bottle cap on the counter in one place?
5. What does Cora imply about the incident the day before with Ruby getting drunk?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ruby learn Harriet has done when Ruby arrives at the kiosk the Friday after Thanksgiving?
2. Describe Nate and Ruby's visit to the vacant apartment.
3. What happens when Ruby gets back to Cora and Jaime's house and is obviously impaired?
4. What is Ruby's December like?
5. What does Ruby overhear when she goes to the Cross house for the pies?
6. What is Ruby's weakness and how does Nate distract her from it for awhile?
7. What changes have been going on with Gervais?
8. Describe Ruby's confrontation at Marshall's place.
9. What does Ruby do in the clearing after Olivia drops her there?
10. For what does Ruby thank Olivia and what is Olivia's reply?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Lock and Key.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Lock and Key. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Lock and Key. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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 Lock and Key, 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 Lock and Key. (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?
Essay Topic 3
Harriett explains that in her family, someone is always mad at someone else and so the two are not speaking. However, later there will be some different argument so the two have to make up in order to band against someone else. Harriett seems to believe this is typical of families and Reggie says this explains a great deal about Harriett. His own thoughts about families are very different. He talks about shared history and beginnings. As they laugh at each other's thoughts, they both realize they are considered the black sheep of their respective families. Ruby will later come to discover that shared traits and situations are important to families and friendships.
1. Discuss Harriett's character explaining how the way her family interacts might have helped form the person she is as an adult. Use examples from Lock and Key and your own life to support your reasoning.
2. Discuss Reggie's character explaining how the way his family interacts might have helped form the person he is as an adult. Use examples from Lock and Key and your own life to support your reasoning.
3. Discuss, in detail, what issues you think Harriett and Reggie might have to deal with given their backgrounds and views on family if they were to ever get married. Use examples from Lock and Key and your own life to support your reasoning.
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