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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. How does Rachel feel about what Townsend did?
2. What is in a large cavern Zach and Cammie enter?
3. Where do the girls go when they leave the school?
4. What does Zach tell Cammie about Solomon?
5. What does Zach say to Cammie when he finds her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cammie do when she leaves the shed and what does she realize?
2. What is the late-night plan executed by Cammie and her three fellow operatives?
3. How does Cammie get into a conversation with Mr. Smith and what does he tell her?
4. What happens when the girls return upstairs?
5. How do Zach and the girls get to the fence around Blackthorne and what does each operative do?
6. How does Cammie get to a secret meeting as the result of the message to her?
7. How do the girls get Solomon's journal and why do they leave in such a rush?
8. How does Cammie get away from Zach's mother?
9. What does Cammie do with the journal at first and what happens when she does it?
10. What does Zach tell the Gallagher girls about Blackthorne and who arrives when they are all talking?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Only the Good Spy Young. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of freedom in Only the Good Spy Young. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess freedom? Who feels trapped? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of identity in Only the Good Spy Young. Who struggles with knowing who they are? Who seems to be confident in their identity? How is identity conveyed in Only the Good Spy Young?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Only the Good Spy Young. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Carter chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Carter chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Carter's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Carter use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Essay Topic 3
Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Ally Carter.
2. What in Carter's background may have helped him in writing Only the Good Spy Young? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?
3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.
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