One-Eyed Cat Test | Final 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 Ned wish about his upcoming Christmas vacation?

2. What does Mrs. Kimball say about Mr. Scully?

3. What is lying on an old icebox in Mr. Scully's shed?

4. How does Ned believe Mr. Scully responds to Ned's confession?

5. What is missing from the yard at Mr. Scully's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ned stop at Mr. Scully's house and what does he find?

2. What do Ned and his mother see playing by the light of the moon and then what arrives?

3. What does Ned learn from Mama about Mrs. Scallop and Mr. Scully?

4. Where is Mr. Scully taken and what is probably wrong with him?

5. What does Mama tell Ned about something she did when Ned was three?

6. What does Ned do for Janet that shows his kind nature?

7. What does Ned admit to Mr. Scully and what does Ned believe is the elderly man's response?

8. What changes does Ned find at Mr. Scully's home one day?

9. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?

10. What happens on the first day December and what does Ned see?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "One-Eyed Cat" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1, and judge if "One-Eyed Cat" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that this story is a young teen novel in a series changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way around. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think One-Eyed Cat is? Explain your response.

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