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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. Where does the employee who Cammie is following go?
2. How does Rebecca feel about Zach?
3. What is Cammie not allowing herself to do at the beginning of Chapter 19?
4. Who tackles Solomon?
5. What does Cammie do when she and Zach are lying on the ground surveying the school?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cammie say about the security measures in the sub-basement?
2. How do the girls disable the security system on the basement level?
3. What does Zach tell the Gallagher girls about Blackthorne and who arrives when they are all talking?
4. How do Zach and the girls get to the fence around Blackthorne and what does each operative do?
5. What is it like in the van on the ride back to the school and what do the girls talk about when they get back to the school?
6. How does Cammie get to a secret meeting as the result of the message to her?
7. How does Cammie get away from Zach's mother?
8. Where do Zach and Cammie go after they retrieve the journal and what do they see there?
9. Where do Zach and Cammie go when they leave the target room and what happens right after Zach and Cammie retrieve the journal?
10. What happens when the girls return upstairs?
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
Only the Good Spy Young belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?
Essay Topic 3
Over the course of Only the Good Spy Young, Cammie grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. Only the Good Spy Young might be considered a slice of Cammie's larger story of his "coming of age." It might be said that Only the Good Spy Young is a "bildungsroman" of Cammie Morgan. Discuss the following:
1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.
2. Trace and analyze the character of Cammie as she changes from a more carefree, innocent girl to a wiser, young woman. What are the significant events that change Cammie?
3. After thoroughly analyzing Cammie's growth throughout Only the Good Spy Young, do you think Only the Good Spy Young could be considered Cammie's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?
4. Are there any other characters in Only the Good Spy Young who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?
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