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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 Morwenna think happened to Simon?
2. Who is the only person with whom Boy 412 has ever shared secrets?
3. What is the only way for Silas to escape, according to Marcia?
4. What does Marcia do when she sees the Hunter coming?
5. What conclusion has Sally come to about Jenna?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Zelda's brother, Theo, and where is he now?
2. When did Silas first meet Morwenna Mould, and what circumstances placed her in his debt?
3. Who does the Message Rat bring a message to Aunt Zelda's for, and what does the message contain?
4. What does Alther discover when he leaves Silas and the canoes and goes to Marcia's apartment in the Wizard's Tower?
5. How does Sally respond to the Hunter and why?
6. What story had Jenna and her best friend Bo often told each other, and what had Jenna said that upset Bo?
7. What is a Shieldbug, and what are they good for?
8. What happens to the sentry Marcia finds outside the Wizard's Tower? What is he afraid of?
9. What does Marcia do with Zelda's desk, and how does Zelda feel about it?
10. Who shows up and Marcia's house and why? What is Jenna disappointed at first?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Which character or characters enjoy being able to fly? How is it that they are able to? How many characters in this story have that ability? Which character uses this particular talent to leave and why? Who still waits for him to return? When is this most evident?
Essay Topic 2
Although Alther is a ghost, he is still more than willing to help out where he can. In what ways does Alther help Marcia? How does he manage to make life more difficult for DomDaniel, despite lacking a corporeal self? What surprises does he leave for DomDaniel that will cause him discomfort?
Essay Topic 3
Why doesn't Silas return with Marcia's SafeKeeping? Where does he get stopped and why? What are the circumstances of his incarceration? Who visits him regularly? Why is Silas unshackled? Why does Silas waffle when he discovers the unlocked door?
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