Princess Academy Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 each girl get for the ball?

2. What does Britti tell Miri?

3. What do the bandits feed the girls?

4. To what did Miri's first opinion change?

5. To what do Britta, Esa and Frid liken Miri?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Miri make it so everyone makes a perfect score on the next test?

2. How does Miri and Peder's relationship seem at the end of the story?

3. Why does Dan threaten to kill Miri?

4. Describe Miri's private conversation with the prince.

5. How do the girls and the school prepare for a ball, and how do the girls treat Miri?

6. What does Dan declare during the standoff, and what do the other bandits want and consequently do?

7. What does Miri share concerning her mother and what do Britta, Esa and Frid say to her about her concerns?

8. What are Miri's impression after her dance with the prince?

9. Why are the girls trapped in the school with the bandits and what do the girls realize?

10. What does Miri realize about her family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 "Princess Academy", 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 "Princess Academy". (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 2

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Princess Academy is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

It is extremely selfless of Frid to take on the danger for the other girls, but Miri suspects her sacrifice may not truly help anyone in the end. She thinks it is better for them to stay together than separate, so even after being hit she offers herself up again to the bandits. All the girls join in the spirit in an attempt to confuse the bandits and protect one another. Miri's sense of fairness and right and wrong has infused the other girls with courage. Though they are terrified at least they are facing the danger together.

1. Discuss what character qualities Frid might have in view of her actions. Use examples from the text and your own experiences to support your answer.


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