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. How does Sarah feel at the party in progress at SingleEarth?

2. Where does Sarah realize she had seen Robert before?

3. How do Dominique and Sarah feel about SingleEarth?

4. What does Sarah include in her wardrobe for the dance?

5. Who is Nikolas?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Sarah Vida and what is she doing at the opening of the novel?

2. How does Sarah prepare for the dance and why does she do so?

3. What concerns Sarah about Robert?

4. What does Christopher ask Sarah to do on Saturday and what does Sarah reply?

5. What had happened to Christine?

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

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

9. What does Sarah ask Nissa when she accidentally encounters her in the hall?

10. How is Nissa turned into a vampire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 the characters differ if a book 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. Explain the plot in Shattered Mirror. What type of plot is it?

Essay Topic 2

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? Would you consider the ending of Shattered Mirror a happy ending? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Shattered Mirror and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Shattered Mirror 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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Shattered Mirror. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid? How does the reader see the growth in Sarah?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Shattered Mirror. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why? What characters might be foolhardy because of courage?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of change in Shattered Mirror. What kinds of changes occur? What are the changes in the main characters mentally, emotionally, and physically? What changes occur in the main character's life? How do the characters handle the change in their lives?

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