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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. What do Rebecca's parents say to her demand?

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

3. What relationship is Rebecca to Cammie?

4. What do the girls hear Townsend talk about with another teacher?

5. What do Cammie and Rebecca do when they join the Baxters and Cammie's aunt?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Cammie's first day in Covert Operations class start?

3. What does Zach tell Cammie in the square?

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

5. How do the girls get Solomon's journal and why do they leave in such a rush?

6. 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?

7. What does Rebecca tell their friends after dinner and what has them worried?

8. What does Solomon say to Baxter's suggestion, what does he tell Cammie, and then what does he do?

9. What does Cammie find that is directed at her personally when she investigates what Joe said to her?

10. What does Cammie think about doing as she is removing her skates and what does she decide?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Only the Good Spy Young, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Only the Good Spy Young. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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