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

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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 school does Zach attend?

2. What does Cammie tell the British operative?

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

4. What makes Cammie think there is something she should see in the crowd around her in Chapter 2?

5. What do Cammie's friends say about Solomon in relation to her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Baxter do on the final leg of the journey to the Gallagher Academy?

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

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

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

5. What does Cammie do when she realizes the meaning of Joe's message to her?

6. 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?

7. What do the girls realize when they look at the journal?

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

9. What does Zach tell Cammie when he comes to her at night?

10. How does Cammie figure out what Solomon said after talking to Mr. Smith?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Only the Good Spy Young help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Only the Good Spy Young? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Only the Good Spy Young to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Only the Good Spy Young? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Only the Good Spy Young including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own live to support your opinion.

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