Only the Good Spy Young Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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 tells Cammie that she understands how Cammie feels?

2. How does Rebecca's father receive a warning in Chapter 2?

3. What do Rebecca's parents call to Cammie in Chapter 1?

4. What does the person in question 43 tell the girls?

5. Why do the girls worry about Cammie's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place the first night Cammie arrives back in school, what does Macey ask Rebecca and what do the girls reveal to Cammie? How does Cammie feel about what the girls say?

2. How does Cammie get into a conversation with Mr. Smith and what does he tell her?

3. What happens with the Baxters and Cammie when they leave the British headquarters and how and where does she meet up with her Aunt Abby?

4. What does Zach tell the Gallagher girls about Blackthorne and who arrives when they are all talking?

5. What do Zach and Cammie talk about in the pigeon tower?

6. Where does Townsend take Cammie and her friends, why does he say they are going there and what does Cammie tell Rebecca?

7. What happens with Cammie after she is taken away to be questioned?

8. How do the girls disable the security system on the basement level?

9. What makes Cammie feel uneasy and what happens shortly after her feeling that way?

10. How does Cammie get to a secret meeting as the result of the message to her?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Only the Good Spy Young is one book in a series of novels involving Cammie. Discuss the following.

1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

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