Message in a Bottle Test | Final Test - Hard

Nicholas Sparks (author)
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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 do Theresa and Garrett do after dinner on their third date?

2. Where does Theresa take Garrett for dinner while he is in Boston?

3. What does Theresa do inside the house while Garrett cooks the meat during their third date?

4. What does Garrett do during the first night Theresa spends at his house?

5. When Garrett's father is at Garrett's house and Garrett goes into the kitchen, who is at the door?

Short Essay Questions

1. What message does the last bottle from Garrett contain?

2. Why is Garrett rethinking his relationship with Theresa after Thanksgiving?

3. What did Garrett do after his first night with Theresa?

4. What is the message in Garrett's dream at the end of Chapter 9?

5. How is Theresa's career doing in Chapter 11?

6. What news did Catherine give Garrett shortly before her death?

7. How does the diving lesson go for Kevin and Theresa?

8. What difference can you see between the conversation during dinner and the one at the beach in Chapter 5?

9. What does Garrett fail to do the night his father visits him?

10. How is Garrett's first trip to Boston?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Theresa's experience up until she meets and falls in love with Garrett. Discuss her desire to achieve balance in life, as well as her experience dating. How do her relationships with men, including David, affect her and develop her character traits simultaneously? Give textual support to strengthen your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Compare the characters of Theresa and Garrett from the beginning of the story to the end. How does each character develop? Do they develop positive or negative characteristics? Do they help one another overcome their previous loss or hinder one another from moving on? Use the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

The point of view of a story contributes to how information is told and what information is told in a story. In "Message in a Bottle," the story is told mostly through third person point of view. Discuss the differences between point of view and why the author may have chosen third person p.o.v. to tell this story. How does this point of view seem detrimental or beneficial to the story line? Use the text to support your opinions.

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