Lost and Found Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Carolyn Parkhurst
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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. Where are the contestants on the day the novel opens?

2. What is Laura's job at home?

3. Who are performing inside Hotel Barona?

4. How old is Benjamin?

5. What does Abby do as she wanders around Sensoji Temple?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the teams asked to do for the remainder of the game and who partners with whom?

2. What happens when Abby sees a miniature of Marilyn Monroe?

3. What are Dallas and Juliet's concerns in Egypt?

4. Why does Cassie decline to get on the train to kitchen town with some of the other contestants, including her mother?

5. What does Laura do to make Cassie laugh?

6. What do the contestants have to do after the daredevil round?

7. What do the contestants know is coming up this round and what does each team have to prove?

8. How does Juliet convince Laura and Cassie to team up with them and what is Laura's reaction?

9. What are Abby and Justin looking for and why does Justin think the producers have put this challenge in the show?

10. What city in Japan do Cassie and Laura fly to and where are they taken from the airport?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes Lost and Found interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Cassie's character. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she likable or unlikable? Why? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Laura's character. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she likable or unlikable? Why? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Justin's character. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is she likable or unlikable? Why? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Titles often play a vital role in a person's decision to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Lost and Found is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing your decision to read a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that, when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Did it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character and wonder if they would do the same thing as the 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 Lost and Found help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Lost and Found? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Lost and Found to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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