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 bring down from Mr. Scully's attic?

2. What does Mr. Scully promise to continue doing?

3. What still worries Ned after he returns home from Mr. Scully's house?

4. Where does Evelyn Kimball's father work?

5. Who is Billy Gaskell?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the fight end?

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

4. Who does Ned meet at Mr. Scully's house one day after Mr. Scully is gone and what does she tell him?

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

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

7. Where does Ned go one moonlit night and who follows him?

8. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?

9. What changes take place for the Kimball family?

10. What is Mama's good news and how does Ned respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ned is an only child, as contrasted to his friend, Evelyn Kimball, who has several siblings. Discuss the following:

1. Research the theory of how birth order impacts the personality development of a person. Relate your research to Ned's life and personality in "One-Eyed Cat".

2. Compare/contrast Evelyn Kimball to Ned as regard their birth order and the number of siblings they each have (or do not have). Do you think the differences between the two characters can be partially accounted for because of their birth order and/or number of children in their families? Explain fully.

3. Write an essay comparing your personality to that of Ned's and theorize as to whether you think the similarities and/or differences of your birth orders and sibling numbers have anything to do with your similarities and/or differences.

Essay Topic 2

Ned has an acute appreciation for the natural world. This is evidenced by the way the character views his surroundings. Throughout the novel, Ned and the other characters in the story take notice of the weather and the plants and flowers of each season. Discuss the following:

1. How is the nature world presented in "One-Eyed Cat"? Is is hostile? Inviting? Necessary to survival? Appreciated?

2. Discuss three characters and how the natural world impacts their lives. What is each character's attitude towards the natural world? Why do you think each character responds to the natural world the way s/he does?

3. Do you think the natural world would have as much of an impact on a boy going through a similar crisis today as then? Explain fully with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Ned at the beginning of the novel to Ned at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both sympathetic characters? Which "Ned" would you most like to have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.

2. Compare/contrast Evelyn at the beginning of the novel to Evelyn at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.

3. Compare/contrast Ned to Billy. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.

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