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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 learn from Doris?
2. What does Ned notice about Evelyn's attitude?
3. Who does Ned encounter one day at Mr. Scully's house?
4. What has gone from Mr. Scully's house?
5. What does Ned figure his father will begin doing?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ned do for Janet that shows his kind nature?
2. What happens on the first day December and what does Ned see?
3. What does Ned learn from Mama about Mrs. Scallop and Mr. Scully?
4. What do Ned and his mother see playing by the light of the moon and then what arrives?
5. How does the fight end?
6. Who does Ned meet at Mr. Scully's house one day after Mr. Scully is gone and what does she tell him?
7. With whom does Ned get into a fight and why?
8. After he recovers from his illness, where does Ned often go and what does he do there?
9. What is Mama's good news and how does Ned respond?
10. Why does Ned stop at Mr. Scully's house and what does he find?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Ned and other characters are no exceptions. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Ned demonstrates his admirable qualities. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis. Compare those to situations where he demonstrates his less-than-admirable traits.
2. Trace and analyze situations when two other minor protagonists demonstrate his/her admirable qualities. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis. Compare those to situations where s/he demonstrates her less-than-admirable traits.
3. Often the antagonist is a mixture of positive and negative traits (if they are human) or positive and negative aspects if the protagonist is a thing, event, animal, etc... Trace and analyze situations when an antagonist demonstrates positive aspects. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis. Compare those to situations where the antagonist demonstrates less-than-admirable aspects.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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