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Ally Carter
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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. Who does Cammie want to contact after talking to Zach?

2. What does Cammie think about Edward?

3. What does Rebecca tell her parents about Joe?

4. What is Rebecca's father's name?

5. What does she tell Cammie about Cammie's difficulties in London?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Townsend tell the class about the Circle?

2. How does Cammie hear what the adults are saying in the kitchen and how do they find out she is listening?

3. What do the girls find out from Townsend?

4. What do the girls see and do when they arrive at their dorm room?

5. How do Cammie and the others feel when walking to their dorm and why?

6. What does Buckingham tell Cammie and Rebecca about their adventures in London and who sees them right after they talk to him? What does she say to them?

7. What does Townsend do when the class starts, why does Cammie get upset and what does she do about it?

8. What have the girls found out about Townsend and what is their resolve?

9. Where does the van go in which the Baxters have Cammie and what happens immediately after they get there?

10. How does Cammie get away from Zach's mother?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Cammie and Zach. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Rachel and Zach's mother. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Only the Good Spy Young help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There are a number of interesting questions raised by Only the Good Spy Young. Questions that Carter most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Carter' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Carter' probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Carter and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.

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