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 Topic 1
"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.
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think "One-Eyed Cat" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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