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. What does Nissa at first believe about Kaleo?

2. For how long has Nikolas been a thorn to the world?

3. What does Sarah ask of Adianna?

4. What does Sarah sense about Robert?

5. What does Nissa ask Sarah when she sees her the next morning at school?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Sarah want to stay at SingleEarth and what is the condition under which she may do so?

3. How is Nissa turned into a vampire?

4. Why do Christopher and Nissa go to school?

5. What does Kaleo say to Sarah when she becomes aware of his presence in the room?

6. According to Nissa, where is Christopher?

7. Describe the argument and counter-argument between Sarah and Christopher.

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

9. Nissa warns Sarah about whom? Why does Sarah ask Nissa about Kaleo?

10. What does Robert want when he comes up to the table where Nissa, Christopher, and Sarah are sitting? What does Christopher say is odd about Robert's behavior lately?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Shattered Mirror. 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 Atwater-Rhodes chooses the symbols she 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 Atwater-Rhodes chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Atwater-Rhodes'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 Atwater-Rhodes 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 2

Characters are an important part of what makes Shattered Mirror interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Sarah. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Christopher. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Nikolas. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Adianna. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

5. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Nissa. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Shattered Mirror based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1. Assess if Shattered Mirror is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Shattered Mirror a successful novel? What about young teens?

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