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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 Liz say to Cammie and Rebecca?
2. Who greets Cammie and Rebecca at the school?
3. How does Townsend look when he arrives at class?
4. What comment to Townsend makes him dismiss the class early?
5. Who comes into the class that makes Townsend change his plans for the class?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cammie tell the others about Solomon, what do the girls insist is true and what else are the girls worried about?
2. How do Cammie and the others feel when walking to their dorm and why?
3. What do the girls write up in their "Covert Operations Report?"
4. What does Cammie think about doing as she is removing her skates and what does she decide?
5. What does Townsend do when the class starts, why does Cammie get upset and what does she do about it?
6. What happens when Cammie hears what Townsend has to say?
7. What does Townsend tell the class about the Circle?
8. Where does the van go in which the Baxters have Cammie and what happens immediately after they get there?
9. What does Rachel say to Cammie about her absence from the school?
10. What have the girls found out about Townsend and what is their resolve?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Only the Good Spy Young. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of freedom in Only the Good Spy Young. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess freedom? Who feels trapped? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of identity in Only the Good Spy Young. Who struggles with knowing who they are? Who seems to be confident in their identity? How is identity conveyed in Only the Good Spy Young?
Essay Topic 2
Over the course of Only the Good Spy Young, Cammie grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. Only the Good Spy Young might be considered a slice of Cammie's larger story of his "coming of age." It might be said that Only the Good Spy Young is a "bildungsroman" of Cammie Morgan. Discuss the following:
1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.
2. Trace and analyze the character of Cammie as she changes from a more carefree, innocent girl to a wiser, young woman. What are the significant events that change Cammie?
3. After thoroughly analyzing Cammie's growth throughout Only the Good Spy Young, do you think Only the Good Spy Young could be considered Cammie's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?
4. Are there any other characters in Only the Good Spy Young who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?
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 Only the Good Spy Young, 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 Only the Good Spy Young. (The subplots 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?
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