Messenger Test | Mid-Book 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 the woman say her son is working at?

2. Which of the following is not an argument used to close Village to newcomers?

3. Where does Seer say he got the bread for their supper?

4. What does Leader say Matty should name the puppy?

5. What is Matty planning to buy at the marketplace?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Seer tell Matty about Trade Mart?

2. What is Matty's condition, and what does he do after healing the puppy and its mother?

3. Why does Matty send Jean for herbs and what does he do while she's gone?

4. How does Seer know Matty is about to leave the house, and what does Matty say about Seer's ability to detect movement?

5. There's a group gathered in chapter eleven to consider closing Village to outsiders. What does Seer say during that meeting about Matty's arrival at Village and what is the response of a neighbor woman?

6. What does Matty know about Gather?

7. What does Jean say to Matty in the marketplace about how her father's attitude has changed?

8. What does Matty note about Mentor when they encounter each other in chapter six?

9. Describe Mentor's actions during Trade Mart?

10. Describe the scene Matty sees as he is leaving the house for Forest.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Matty come to live in Village? What was the reaction of the people who welcomed him then? What does the woman say when Seer reminds them of Matty's arrival to Village? What effect do the woman's words have on Matty? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What is Kira's gift? What is Matty's gift? What is Leader's gift? What is Seer's gift? Which gift is the most vital and why? Which person is happiest with his or her gift? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the attitudes of the people of Village to the atmosphere of Forest. How does each change over the course of the book and why?

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