|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What scares Ned a little about his mama?
2. What does Ned realize about Mr. Scully and Ned's confession?
3. How does Ned help Janet?
4. Where does Ned find the one-eyed cat?
5. Why doesn't Ned visit his mother one day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Uncle Hilary's newest plans as outlined in a letter the Willis family receives?
2. Where is one place Uncle Hilary suggests he and Ned might want to visit on Christmas break?
3. What does Ned admit to Mr. Scully and what does Ned believe is the elderly man's response?
4. What does Ned do for Janet that shows his kind nature?
5. What does Ned's father notice as Ned and he are trimming the Christmas tree and what happens?
6. Where is Mr. Scully taken and what is probably wrong with him?
7. How does the fight end?
8. What is Mama's good news and how does Ned respond?
9. What happens on the first day December and what does Ned see?
10. Who does Ned meet at Mr. Scully's house one day after Mr. Scully is gone and what does she tell him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast Ned at the beginning of the novel to Ned at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both sympathetic characters? Which "Ned" would you most like to have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.
2. Compare/contrast Evelyn at the beginning of the novel to Evelyn at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.
3. Compare/contrast Ned to Billy. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.
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.
This section contains 1,054 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)