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. When does Ned go out for a walk?

2. What does Evelyn get as a result of her father earning more money?

3. Where does Ned go to visit?

4. What do Ned and Billy do after Ned helps Janet?

5. What happens when Ned and his papa return home after a visit to Mr. Scully?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Ned goes to visit Mr. Scully again?

2. After he recovers from his illness, where does Ned often go and what does he do there?

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

4. What does Ned bring down from the attic and what is inside it?

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

6. Where does Ned go one moonlit night and who follows him?

7. What changes does Ned find at Mr. Scully's home one day?

8. About what does Ned open up and talk to his mama?

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

10. Where is one place Uncle Hilary suggests he and Ned might want to visit on Christmas break?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of "One-Eyed Cat", identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in "One-Eyed Cat". (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

4. Many writers and critics say there are only a few plots in the world of fiction; it's what an author does with a plot that distinguishes a mediocre book from an outstanding book. Respond to this idea, using examples from "One-Eyed Cat" and other books you have read.

Essay Topic 3

"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.

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