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. To whom does Ned apologize?

2. After Ned apologizes and goes to his room, about what does he worry?

3. When does Ned go out for a walk?

4. How does Mrs. Scallop feel about her new job?

5. Where is Hilary going to visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is one place Uncle Hilary suggests he and Ned might want to visit on Christmas break?

2. After he recovers from his illness, where does Ned often go and what does he do there?

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

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

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

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

7. What will Mr. Willis start doing for Mr. Scully and why?

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

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

10. What are Uncle Hilary's newest plans as outlined in a letter the Willis family receives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of change in "One-Eyed Cat". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with change? Why? What are some symbols of change? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem to change the most? The least?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of helplessness/physical illness in "One-Eyed Cat". Which characters have physical infirmities that limit their lives? Who overcomes physical problems? Who does not? How much impact does Ned's mother's illness have on Ned's life?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. What kinds of death are there (i.e., physical death, death of a cherished notion; death of a relationship)? How does Ned react to the possible death of the "One-Eyed Cat" when it seems sick? Why do you think he reacts that way? How does Ned react to the death of Mr. Scully? Why does he react that way?

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

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.

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