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 Cora say she believed at the time she said it?

2. What does Ruby say that makes Nate leave?

3. What does Cora say will not make Ruby weak?

4. What does Olivia say about Ruby and Nate?

5. Where do Nate and Ruby go on one of their errands?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Ruby learn Harriet has done when Ruby arrives at the kiosk the Friday after Thanksgiving?

3. What is Ruby's weakness and how does Nate distract her from it for awhile?

4. What does Gervais want when he comes over to Ruby's house on Christmas?

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

6. What does Heather say she wished she had forced?

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

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

9. What does Ruby do in the clearing after Olivia drops her there?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Lock and Key? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Lock and Key including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Lock and Key and your own live to support your opinion.

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