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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 Zach tell Cammie about Solomon?
2. With what is the room where Solomon is being questioned lined?
3. How long does it take Cammie and the others to arrive at the amusement park?
4. Who manages to control the glass wall's systems?
5. What does Cammie notice as they are getting the journal?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the group get to Blackthorne and what are they told when they arrive there?
2. What does Zach tell Cammie in the square?
3. 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?
4. What does Cammie say about the security measures in the sub-basement?
5. What does Cammie find that is directed at her personally when she investigates what Joe said to her?
6. What does Zach tell Cammie when he comes to her at night?
7. What do the girls realize when they look at the journal?
8. What does Cammie do when she leaves the shed and what does she realize?
9. What does the journal say about Solomon and Morgan?
10. What does Cammie do with the journal at first and what happens when she does it?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Cammie considers, and acts on, her actions in pursuit of freedom. Here it's important to note that throughout the novel, she has described herself as feeling trapped, as feeling the same way as she imagines the ravens feel, trapped as they are in the Tower of London. The thematic consideration of identity becomes entwined with considerations of freedom, in that up to this point in her life, Cammie's identity has been defined by the fact that she is trapped. With her actions in Chapters 41 and 46, she is taking action to fundamentally re-define her identity, and claim a sense of self.
1. Discuss the reasons you think Cammie feels trapped in her life. Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think Cammie's identity is only formed by her feelings of being trapped? Why or why not? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.
3. Cammie seems to be wanting freedom from her life. What do you think Cammie believes freedom means and how do you think she might be able to obtain freedom? Use examples from Only the Good Spy Young and your own life to support your answer.
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