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 Hilary promise to Ned?

2. What happens when Ned and his papa return home after a visit to Mr. Scully?

3. What does Ned know about Mr. Scully and the man's house?

4. When does Ned go out for a walk?

5. Where does Hilary suggest taking a ferry?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Ned's father notice as Ned and he are trimming the Christmas tree and what happens?

5. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?

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

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

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

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

10. What happens when Ned goes to visit Mr. Scully again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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