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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. How does Hilary intend to get to his next destination?
2. Who does Ned encounter one day at Mr. Scully's house?
3. What does Ned do on the veranda at the place he visits?
4. Where is Billy Gaskell's family moving?
5. What still worries Ned after he returns home from Mr. Scully's house?
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 Ned bring down from the attic and what is inside it?
3. What does Ned learn from Mama about Mrs. Scallop and Mr. Scully?
4. With whom does Ned get into a fight and why?
5. What changes does Ned find at Mr. Scully's home one day?
6. Where is one place Uncle Hilary suggests he and Ned might want to visit on Christmas break?
7. Where does Ned go one moonlit night and who follows him?
8. About what does Ned open up and talk to his mama?
9. Why does Ned stop at Mr. Scully's house and what does he find?
10. After he recovers from his illness, where does Ned often go and what does he do there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many events that happen later in "One-Eyed Cat" are foreshadowed by previous events and/or signs in an earlier section of the book. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "foreshadow."
2. Why would an author use foreshadowing? Do you think it adds or detracts from your experience as a reader? Explain.
3. Trace and analyze three instances of foreshadowing in the book. Match up what is mentioned earlier and what it foreshadows. Did you guess that each instance of foreshadowing was a "heads up" of something to come? Why or why not.
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
Many novels, including "One-Eyed Cat", end on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "One-Eyed Cat" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "One-Eyed Cat" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
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