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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 about Mr. Scully?
2. Where is Ned spending a great deal of time after he recovers?
3. To whom does Ned apologize?
4. How does Ned help Janet?
5. What does Ned admit to Mr. Scully on another trip to see the man?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ned's father notice as Ned and he are trimming the Christmas tree and what happens?
2. What does Mama tell Ned about something she did when Ned was three?
3. What does Ned learn from Mama about Mrs. Scallop and Mr. Scully?
4. Where is one place Uncle Hilary suggests he and Ned might want to visit on Christmas break?
5. What will Mr. Willis start doing for Mr. Scully and why?
6. What does Ned bring down from the attic and what is inside it?
7. With whom does Ned get into a fight and why?
8. What changes does Ned find at Mr. Scully's home one day?
9. Where does Ned find Mr. Scully one afternoon and what does Ned do?
10. What are Uncle Hilary's newest plans as outlined in a letter the Willis family receives?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Characters are an important part of what makes "One-Eyed Cat" interesting. Discuss the following "good" characters:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Ned Willis. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Mr. Scully. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze two secondary characters of your choice. What are his/her strengths? Weaknesses? How does s/he contribute to the plot? Is s/he a sympathetic character? Is s/he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Paula Fox chooses to write the novel as a third person, impersonal narrator. Discuss the following:
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this novel being written in the third person, omniscient narration?
2. Do you think the novel would be more effective in a different point of view? Which one if so? If not why do you think the impersonal narrator works the best?
3. When do you think an author is most likely to use the first person point of view? Second person? Third person omniscient? Third person limited?
4. Do you think the narrator in "One-Eyed Cat" is reliable, i.e., do you believe the narrator is completely unbiased? Explain your response.
5. What is your favorite point of view to read? Or do you have a favorite.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "One-Eyed Cat".
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of the story. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of the book. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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