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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 think about Mr. Scully when he goes to see him one day?
2. What does the Wallis family receive in the mail?
3. What does Ned's mother remind Ned to do?
4. What does Ned feel about himself?
5. What does Mr. Scully think about the one-eyed cat?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Uncle Hilary's newest plans as outlined in a letter the Willis family receives?
2. What do Billy and Ned hope for this year's winter season?
3. What does Ned admit to Mr. Scully and what does Ned believe is the elderly man's response?
4. Why does Ned stop at Mr. Scully's house and what does he find?
5. With whom does Ned get into a fight and why?
6. What will Mr. Willis start doing for Mr. Scully and why?
7. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?
8. About what does Ned open up and talk to his mama?
9. What do Ned and his mother see playing by the light of the moon and then what arrives?
10. What does Ned's father notice as Ned and he are trimming the Christmas tree and what happens?
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
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of "One-Eyed Cat", identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in "One-Eyed Cat". (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.
4. Many writers and critics say there are only a few plots in the world of fiction; it's what an author does with a plot that distinguishes a mediocre book from an outstanding book. Respond to this idea, using examples from "One-Eyed Cat" and other books you have read.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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