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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 are Mama's treatments working?
2. What is at the place Hilary intends to visit?
3. What does Ned notice about Evelyn's attitude?
4. What does Mama tell Ned about her arthritis?
5. What do Ned and Billy discuss?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the fight end?
2. What does Ned learn about the Makepeace mansion?
3. After he recovers from his illness, where does Ned often go and what does he do there?
4. What do Billy and Ned hope for this year's winter season?
5. What are Uncle Hilary's newest plans as outlined in a letter the Willis family receives?
6. What will Mr. Willis start doing for Mr. Scully and why?
7. With whom does Ned get into a fight and why?
8. Where does Ned find Mr. Scully one afternoon and what does Ned do?
9. What is Mama's good news and how does Ned respond?
10. What does Ned's mama "confess" to Ned?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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