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 does Theresa decide to do the night of her dinner with Garrett and Kevin?

2. What does the person calling Theresa in Chapter 12 ask her to do?

3. What does Garrett do the week after his third date with Theresa?

4. While he is with Theresa, beside his father, who else does Garrett tell he will be unavailable for the next few days?

5. What does Theresa's Thanksgiving's plans cancellation cause Garrett to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Garrett leaves the bedroom in the middle of the first night Theresa spends at his home ?

2. Why does Garrett's father visit him in his shop at the start of Chapter 10?

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

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

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

6. What are Garrett's and Theresa's feeling toward each other at the end of Chapter 9 ?

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

8. How does Theresa react when Garrett proposes she moves to Wilmington?

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

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

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

In the first letter written by Garrett to Catherine, Garrett discusses his dream about her. Discuss the symbolism that dreams can carry and how the author uses dreams to deepen Garrett's character traits. Define symbolism in the essay and use examples from the text to support your statements.

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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