Shattered Mirror Test | Final 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 happens when Christopher cuts his neck?

2. What is learned when Nikolas questions Christine?

3. How does Sarah seem when Adianna touches her?

4. What does Sarah learn about Christine?

5. Where does Sarah go when it is almost midnight?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sarah get Nikolas to allow her to leave?

2. What is happening in Sarah's blood?

3. What happens after Christopher grabs Sarah's wrist?

4. What does Adianna think she can do to save Sarah? What is the cost of that action?

5. What explanation does Adianna offer Sarah about their mother knowing what has been happening with Sarah and what does Adianna suggest Sarah do?

6. What happens when Dominique awakens Sarah?

7. How does Christine act towards Sarah initially and what makes Christine change?

8. What does Sarah ask Nikolas and what does Christopher realize?

9. What does Sarah hope Nikolas has done with Adianna?

10. What does Adianna say when Sarah arrives home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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