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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 tell Ned about his birth?
2. What does Mr. Scully use for lighting?
3. What are many of the homes like near where Ned lives?
4. What does Ned refrain from saying to his mother?
5. When does James say Ned can have his present?
Short Essay Questions
1. What had Ned's father told him about the Daisy air rifle and how does Ned comply?
2. Why does Ned feel concerned about his mama and when did this start?
3. What is Mr. Scully's relationship like with his daughter Doris?
4. What does Ned's father instruct Ned about being a guest for supper at the Brewsters, and why does his father say that?
5. Describe a typical routine for Ned and Mr. Scully when Ned is over there.
6. What has Ned noticed about Mrs. Scallop's underlying emotion and of whom does she remind Ned?
7. What disconcerting statement does Mrs. Scallop say about Ned's birthday candles and what does she give Ned for his birthday?
8. To whom does Ned deliver mail and a newspaper every day and why does Ned do so?
9. What does Ned think Mr. Scully needs, and how does Ned feel about that?
10. What animal do Ned and Mr. Scully watch from the window and what does Ned do for the animal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Ned and other characters are no exceptions. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Ned demonstrates his admirable qualities. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis. Compare those to situations where he demonstrates his less-than-admirable traits.
2. Trace and analyze situations when two other minor protagonists demonstrate his/her admirable qualities. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis. Compare those to situations where s/he demonstrates her less-than-admirable traits.
3. Often the antagonist is a mixture of positive and negative traits (if they are human) or positive and negative aspects if the protagonist is a thing, event, animal, etc... Trace and analyze situations when an antagonist demonstrates positive aspects. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis. Compare those to situations where the antagonist demonstrates less-than-admirable aspects.
Essay Topic 3
1. Research the history of the United States during the Depression era, which is the setting for "One-Eyed Cat". Write a summary of what you learn that you think is relevant to understanding the life of Ned, his family and friends.
2. Research the setting of the Hudson River Valley. Compare/contrast life in the Hudson River Valley of the 1930s with that of the first decade of the 21st century.
3. Do you believe it makes for a more sophisticated and enjoyable reading of a book such as "One-Eyed Cat" to understand the basic cultural forces at play in the book? Explain fully with examples from the text.
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