Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Many novels, including "One-Eyed Cat", end on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "One-Eyed Cat" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "One-Eyed Cat" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Many events that happen later in "One-Eyed Cat" are foreshadowed by previous events and/or signs in an earlier section of the book. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "foreshadow."
2. Why would an author use foreshadowing? Do you think it adds or detracts from your experience as a reader? Explain.
3. Trace and analyze three instances of foreshadowing in the book. Match up what is mentioned earlier and what it foreshadows. Did you guess that each instance of foreshadowing was a "heads up" of something to come? Why or why not.
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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