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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. Where is Charles Halloway in Chapter 37?
2. Who does Mr. Dark tell the boys to smile at?
3. What do Will and Jim hide underneath?
4. Who does the boy say is after him?
5. How far do Will and Jim travel on the carousel together?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Will and Jim react when they see Mr. Tetley during the parade?
2. What role does the witch play in Chapter 43?
3. What does Will tell his dad on the phone?
4. What does Mr. Dark want Mr. Halloway to do for him?
5. How do Will and his father wake up Jim?
6. How does Will get Jim off the carousel?
7. What does Mr. Halloway think is the carnival's method?
8. How does Mr. Halloway kill Mr. Dark?
9. What does Mr. Halloway draw on the bullet?
10. What information about the carnival does Mr. Halloway show Jim and Will?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Bradbury's life. In what way do you think his life and personality are reflected in the book? In what ways is he like or unlike the main character?
Essay Topic 2
Look at the structure of the novel.
1) How does Bradbury use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?
2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
3) Away from the main character examine the way Bradbury uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
Essay Topic 3
Examine good and evil in the novel.
1) In what way does Jim represent neither good nor bad in the novel? How does this result in a power struggle between the carnival and Jim's friend, Will?
2) What does say about Bradbury's ideas that God and religion does not seem to hurt Mr. Dark?
3) What is Bradbury's definition of evil?
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