Shattered Mirror Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
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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. In what State of the United States does Sarah live?

2. Who is Nikolas?

3. What does Adianna say all vampires do naturally?

4. What does Kaleo do to Sarah?

5. Why was Caryn late to render medical assistance to Sarah?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sarah realize about Robert and what does she ask him?

2. Why do Christopher and Nissa go to school?

3. Why can't Sarah become friends with Christopher and Nissa?

4. What had happened to Christine?

5. What happens when Adianna confronts Sarah?

6. Why does Sarah think it is fortunate that Christopher and Nissa are strong, but then what makes her realize that is convoluted thinking?

7. Describe Sarah's encounter with Nikolas.

8. Why is Sarah nervous about coming to this house and what will happen to the humans at the party?

9. What does Nissa ask Sarah at school on Monday? What does Nissa say about Christopher?

10. What concerns Sarah about Robert?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sarah doesn't rest well and is sluggish when she goes to school the next day. When she finally gets her locker open, she knocks a vase of roses off the shelf, shattering the vase. The sound of the glass hitting the floor brings back memories of Sarah's father's death. Sarah had been the one to find her father's body on the front steps of their home. He'd been held by vampires for weeks, bled slowly, and died a painful death. Sarah discovered the body and had been so enraged that she'd lashed out, striking a window with her fist. Her mother was furious at Sarah's lack of control. As punishment, Sarah's powers were bound and she was forced to heal as a human would, slowly and painfully. She'd also been forced to train rigorously and taught to control herself.

1. Sarah is having a flashback when she thinks about her father's death. A flashback is a literary technique often used to relay information to a reader. Discuss two incidences of flashbacks in Shattered Mirror, how they were written, what information they conveyed and why they were important to the story. Use examples from your life and Shattered Mirror to support your answer.

2. Discuss the ways in which Sarah seeing her father's body on the front steps affected her life, both mentally, emotionally and in her beliefs about vampires. Use examples from your life and Shattered Mirror to support your answer.

3. Do you think Sarah's mother was unreasonable about Sarah's response to her father's body? Why or why not? Use examples from your life and Shattered Mirror to support your answer.

4. Do you think Sarah's mother's response to Sarah's anger about her father's death helped her gain self-control or do you think it may have simply made her suppress her emotions? Why or why not? Use examples from your life and Shattered Mirror to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Shattered Mirror is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Sarah and Adianna. 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 Christopher and Nikolas. 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 Shattered Mirror 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.

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