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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. How does Regan start the date off on an awkward note?
2. Why is Aly upset with Regan?
3. What does Regan say Liam has done?
4. What does Regan wonder if she has done concerning Aly?
5. What does Chris ask Regan about the guy who dropped her off?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who puts a note in Regan's locker and what does it say?
2. What antic does Chris pull that has Regan's head spinning?
3. What does Regan leave for Liam Saturday morning?
4. What does Luna's dad say to her?
5. Describe the encounter between Aly and Regan at school.
6. What does Regan find when she goes inside the Materas house?
7. Why is Liam so happy the evening when he comes home from dinner with Teri Lynn?
8. Describe the incident that made Regan realize her brother was different?
9. Describe the series of things that happen as Regan tries to get back to the Materas home.
10. What does Regan and Liam's mother do after Elise calls her Monday morning?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in "Luna". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in the novel. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why? Which characters seemed to have acquired courage and how?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of self identity in "Luna". Consider the not only Liam's identification as being female but how Regan identifies herself both alone and in terms of being Liam's sister. How do Liam and Regan's self identity change from the beginning of "Luna" to the end?
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
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Luna and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "Luna" 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, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
4. Would you consider the ending of "Luna" to be a happy ending? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and the text to support your answer.
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