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 Mrs. Kimball say about Mr. Scully?

2. What does Ned and his mother see?

3. What does Mama tell Ned about the same house?

4. After Ned apologizes and goes to his room, about what does he worry?

5. What does Mama tell Ned about her arthritis?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Billy and Ned hope for this year's winter season?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Where does Ned find Mr. Scully one afternoon and what does Ned do?

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

9. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?

10. What does Ned's mama "confess" to Ned?

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

"One-Eyed Cat" belongs to the young teen genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to fantasy.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre.

3. Discuss two reasons why it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

4. Discuss what your favorite genre is; give several examples and explain what you enjoy about books in that genre.

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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