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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 could Katie not believe about herself concerning Matt?

2. What does Katie say about Matt as a lover?

3. Whose name is on the binding of the book Katie finds?

4. What surprise did Katie have for Matt that she never told him?

5. What kind of work does Katie like to do around her horse.

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Matt and Katie go the next day after working until noon?

2. What does Katie remember about the night she and Matt made love and Katie becomes pregnant?

3. What is the result of Suzanne's illness and what analogy does she use to explain what she decides?

4. Why is Suzanne writing to her son?

5. What does Katie realize as she slams the diary shut and what does she need?

6. What does Suzanne say about Matt's house?

7. What does Katie do when she takes a break from reading Suzanne's diary?

8. How does Suzanne change her life after Michael leaves her?

9. Who is with Katie and what are they doing?

10. What does Katie imagine about Suzanne and Matt as she is sobbing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Rick and Lon. 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 Lon and Nuke. 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 "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" 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.

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 "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" 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

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" and your own live to support your opinion.

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