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 figure his father will begin doing?

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

3. What is different about the letter Ned receives from his uncle?

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

5. What does the Wallis family receive in the mail?

Short Essay Questions

1. What changes take place for the Kimball family?

2. What does Mr. Scully say to Ned about the one-eyed cat?

3. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?

4. With whom does Ned get into a fight and why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "One-Eyed Cat" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "One-Eyed Cat"? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in "One-Eyed Cat" to discuss and compare Ned's or some other character's response to how you think you would respond.

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