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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 Townsend say about Cammie's father?

2. Who knows the man they have subdued?

3. What school does Zach attend?

4. Who does Cammie vow to find?

5. For what are the Baxters blamed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Townsend look when he arrives at class the second day, what does he decide to do with the class and what changes his mind?

2. What is Cammie doing at the beginning of Chapter 1 and who does she unexpectedly see?

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

4. What is the conversation between Cammie and the person she unexpectedly meets?

5. What does Abby tell Rebecca and Cammie about Joe Solomon?

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

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

8. What does the narratative in Chapter 15 say about Townsend and what do the girls do about him?

9. What happens when Cammie hears what Townsend has to say?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends 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 Only the Good Spy Young and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Only the Good Spy Young 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 3

Cammie considers, and acts on, her actions in pursuit of freedom. Here it's important to note that throughout the novel, she has described herself as feeling trapped, as feeling the same way as she imagines the ravens feel, trapped as they are in the Tower of London. The thematic consideration of identity becomes entwined with considerations of freedom, in that up to this point in her life, Cammie's identity has been defined by the fact that she is trapped. With her actions in Chapters 41 and 46, she is taking action to fundamentally re-define her identity, and claim a sense of self.

1. Discuss the reasons you think Cammie feels trapped in her life. Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think Cammie's identity is only formed by her feelings of being trapped? Why or why not? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.

3. Cammie seems to be wanting freedom from her life. What do you think Cammie believes freedom means and how do you think she might be able to obtain freedom? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.

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