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. What does Liz say to Cammie and Rebecca?

2. Where do Cammie and the Baxters go in Chapter 6?

3. What kind of record with the CIA does Townsend have?

4. Who tells Cammie that she understands how Cammie feels?

5. What does Cammie think about as she is looking at the crowd in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Cammie tell the British operative and what does he tell her?

3. What do the girls find out from Townsend?

4. How does Cammie end up with Joe Solomon, where does he take her and what is said to him there?

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. What does Cammie tell the others about Solomon, what do the girls insist is true and what else are the girls worried about?

10. What does Townsend do when the class starts, why does Cammie get upset and what does she do about it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

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.

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