Lost and Found Test | Final 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. What does Justin do to the cameraman?

2. What does Abby dread while they are driving to Jukkasjarvi?

3. What shape are the columns of the Giant's Causeway?

4. What is Cassie's response to Laura's suggestion?

5. What does Eli announce when he is free?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Laura and Cassie tease each other about this challenge and what does Laura suddenly realize through this teasing?

2. What two clues are presented and in what format?

3. What does Cassie realize about Juliet in the bed challenge and how is this realization demonstrated by Juliet's behavior?

4. What happens between Ken and Justin in the men's restroom?

5. How does Justin act out?

6. What does Cassie figure out about her and Juliet's clue and what does Juliet say about her map reading skills?

7. What is an indication that Laura and Carl are becoming emotionally involved?

8. How do Eli and Barbara confront Justin?

9. What happens when Juliet and Cassie cross the bridge between Sweden and Denmark?

10. What is the probable impact of Justin's behavior on the show and Barbara's career?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lost and Found raises a number of interesting questions that Parkhurst wants readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

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

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

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should state their agenda in the preface?

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

4. Research the life of Parkhurst and see how her life may have influenced her writing.

Essay Topic 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority of novels, have a happy ending. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (or most) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you prefer a happy ending? Why or why not?

2. Discuss three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Lost and Found and whether or not it fulfills all three, two, or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Lost and Found is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, or stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Laura tries to talk to Cassie more times than she can count, but still knows nothing of the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy. She also has no idea that her daughter is gay. Her boyfriend, Dan, is the father of her baby, but the act that began their child was one during which Cassie imagined he was her best friend, Mia. She fakes her way through the act and, to her credit, doesn't panic when Dan announces his condom broke. He promises to stick by her if anything happens.

1. Discuss the dynamics of Laura and Cassie's relationship, especially as it relates to them being unable to communicate with each other. Do you think this is normal? Why or why not? Use examples from Lost and Found and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss reasons for Cassie having sex with a male when she was apparently already aware that she is gay. Use examples from Lost and Found and your own life to support your answer.

3. Laura apparently had no idea that Cassie is pregnant until Cassie shows her the baby. Discuss, in depth, what you think this might imply about Laura as a mother. Use examples from Lost and Found and your own life to support your answer.

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