Luna 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 Liam invite Regan to do?

2. What does Chris do that makes Regan feel dizzy?

3. What picture is Liam excited to show Regan?

4. What does Liam want to do if he decides he does not have the confidence to transition?

5. What does Regan's father ask Regan about Liam?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Liam excited to show Regan when he gets home that nightA?

2. What does Regan and Liam's mother do after Elise calls her Monday morning?

3. Why is Regan furious at Luna?

4. What does Chris want as he sees Regan at school?

5. Who puts a note in Regan's locker and what does it say?

6. What happens when Regan explains about Liam to David?

7. Why is Liam so happy the evening when he comes home from dinner with Teri Lynn?

8. What does Luna say when Luna wakes Regan the next morning?

9. What does Luna's dad say to her?

10. Describe the incident that made Regan realize her brother was different?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "Luna" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if it 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 "Luna" a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "Luna". Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Peters chooses the symbols she does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Peters chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Peters's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Peters use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Over the course of "Luna", Regan grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. "Luna" might be considered a slice of Regan's larger story of her "coming of age." It might be said that the book is a "bildungsroman" of Regan O'Neill's life. Discuss the following:

1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.

2. Trace and analyze the character of Regan as she changes from a more carefree, innocent girl to a wiser, young woman. What are the significant events that change Regan?

3. After thoroughly analyzing Regan's growth throughout "Luna", do you think "Luna" could be considered Regan's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?

4. Are there any other characters in "Luna" who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?

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