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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 Cammie finally decide Solomon looked like on the bridge?
2. What does Zach tell Cammie is the name of where they are going?
3. What are the students told to do at the park?
4. Where is the journal the girls have come to get?
5. What does Zach say about the security on the sub-levels?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Zach tell the Gallagher girls about Blackthorne and who arrives when they are all talking?
2. Where do Zach and Cammie go after they retrieve the journal and what do they see there?
3. How does the group get to Blackthorne and what are they told when they arrive there?
4. How does Cammie get to a secret meeting as the result of the message to her?
5. What does Cammie do when she realizes the meaning of Joe's message to her?
6. What do the girls realize when they look at the journal?
7. How do Zach and the girls get to the fence around Blackthorne and what does each operative do?
8. What happens when the girls return upstairs?
9. How does Cammie get away from Zach's mother?
10. What does Cammie say about the security measures in the sub-basement?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Cammie and Zach. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Rachel and Zach's mother. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?
3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Only the Good Spy Young help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Only the Good Spy Young and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Only the Good Spy Young is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
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