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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 happens on the way home from the rave?
2. What does Regan's father ask Regan about Liam?
3. What does Chris do that makes Regan feel dizzy?
4. Why does Chris lead Aly to the theater prop room?
5. What does Regan's father ask about Liam's dating habits?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Chris stops at his house to change clothes?
2. What does Luna's dad say to her?
3. Who puts a note in Regan's locker and what does it say?
4. What does Chris want as he sees Regan at school?
5. What happens when Regan confronts her mother?
6. What is Liam excited to show Regan when he gets home that nightA?
7. Who does Regan think betrayed whom concerning Luna and Regan?
8. Describe the incident that made Regan realize her brother was different?
9. What does her mother do when Luna comes into the kitchen on Saturday morning?
10. How does Regan find someone to babysit for her so she can go out with Chris?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Julie Anne Peters.
2. What in Peters' background may have helped her in writing "Luna"? What may have influenced the way she depicts various characters and scenes?
3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.
4. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
5. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Peters' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Peters' probable agenda concerning that idea.
6. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface? Why or why not?
7. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author? Explain your answer with examples.
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that 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 "Luna" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Luna? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in "Luna" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
Sometimes a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and sometimes it is 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 "Luna" is? Explain your response.
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