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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 do some of the students speculate on the first day of school?
2. What does Rebecca notice when the girls arrive at their room?
3. What is the class doing when Cammie enters Townsend's class?
4. Where is Rachel when school starts?
5. Who formed the Circle?
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. What do the girls find out from Townsend?
3. How does Cammie hear what the adults are saying in the kitchen and how do they find out she is listening?
4. What does Cammie think about doing as she is removing her skates and what does she decide?
5. What does Rebecca tell their friends after dinner and what has them worried?
6. What have the girls found out about Townsend and what is their resolve?
7. What does the narratative in Chapter 15 say about Townsend and what do the girls do about him?
8. What happens with Cammie after she is taken away to be questioned?
9. 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?
10. What does Townsend tell the class about the Circle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The action at the end of Chapter 40 builds to the novel's climax of the explosive revelation that Zach is the son of a powerful agent of the Circle. This is why he is never hurt while defending Cammie from the Circle since his mother's affection for him proves valuable for both Zach and Cammie but, on the other hand, also raises a logic question. If she is so apparently determined to save her son's life no matter what, how can she possibly be viewed as a valuable agent by the Circle if she's got such an obvious and therefore exploitable, vulnerability?
1. How do you think the author might be able to explain the problem of Zach's mother being a powerful Circle agent, and yet has a son through whom she might be able to be blackmailed or controlled? Do you think this is a flaw in the plotting? Why or why not? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.
There is collision between Cammie's spy side and her teen girl side. While this and the other collisions, in the narrative, between these two sides of Cammie's personality can seem jarring, it may also be that they are intended to be perceived as manifestations of the narrative's thematic interest in identity - specifically, how the same person can have two such apparently contradictory sides to his/her personality at the same time.
2. Discuss the two sides to Cammie's personality and which you think is the strongest. Do you think everyone has more than one strong personality trait? Why or why not? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.
It is it's interesting to note that when it comes to reclaiming both journals, those who seek them have to literally descend to the depths to find the truth.
1. Discuss the metaphor of having to go into a basement or deep cave in order to find the "truth." Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss Only the Good Spy Young based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Only the Good Spy Young is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Only the Good Spy Young a successful novel? What about young teens?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Only the Good Spy Young.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Only the Good Spy Young. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Only the Good Spy Young. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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