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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 Mrs. Scallop sometimes lapse into?

2. What does Ned's father not understand about Mr. Kimball?

3. Of what does Ned feel a little jealous?

4. How old is Ned when his mother becomes ill?

5. Why does Ned fluster Evelyn?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ned feel about having a meal with a family in his father's congregation?

2. About what does Ned open up and talk to his mama?

3. Why does Ned feel concerned about his mama and when did this start?

4. What changes take place for the Kimball family?

5. What confuses Ned about Mrs. Scallop?

6. What is Mr. Scully's relationship like with his daughter Doris?

7. How does Mrs. Scallop upset Ned about his birth and what does his mother say about it?

8. What does Ned bring down from the attic and what is inside it?

9. To whom does Ned deliver mail and a newspaper every day and why does Ned do so?

10. Describe a couple souvenirs Ned has received from his uncle Hilary?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "One-Eyed Cat".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of the story. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of the book. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Ned is eleven throughout much of the novel. Discuss the following:

1. What are some ways that Ned seems like an average eleven year old? Give examples and why you say his activities are average teen activities.

2. What are some ways that Ned seems older than his age of 11? Give specific examples and discuss whether they seem consistent with the character of Nest as she is developed throughout the book.

3. Research the activities of young teens during the era of the 1930s and compare/contrast it with that of young teens in the present. Does life for a teen in the 1930s seem significantly different? How so? How would you have liked to live as a teen in the 1930s? Explain fully using examples from your research.

Essay Topic 3

"One-Eyed Cat" belongs to the young teen genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to fantasy.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre.

3. Discuss two reasons why it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

4. Discuss what your favorite genre is; give several examples and explain what you enjoy about books in that genre.

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