The Bar Code Tattoo Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Suzanne Weyn
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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 Kayla do in the stairwell after she leaves the counselor's office?

2. What do Young's opponents say about those who are opposed to bar code tattoos?

3. What does Amber give Kayla at school?

4. What is the consequence of Amber's father's defective tattoo?

5. Why is the person(s) living at the Motor Inn?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kayla ask the guidance counselor concerning his tattoo, and what is his reply?

2. Where do Amber's parents decide to move and why does Amber have to go with them?

3. What does Ashley say the hospital is doing?

4. Why did Mfumbe decide to leave home and why was his departure more a choice than a necessity?

5. What does Kayla agree to do on her seventeenth birthday?

6. What does Nedra say about Mfume in a letter to the editor?

7. Why does Kayla lie down in the woods and sleep after leaving the hospital?

8. What does Allyson say about insurance companies and genetic coding?

9. What happens when Kayla tries to access her father's files after her mother leaves, and who helps her?

10. How do Kayla and Mjumbe escape the Global-1 officers?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes The Bar Code Tattoo interesting. Discuss the following:

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

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

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

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

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

6. Could the corporation, Global-1 be considered a character? Why or why not? Use examples from The Bar Code Tattoo to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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

1. Compare and contrast the characters of Kayla and Mrs. Reed. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare and contrast the characters of Mfumbe and Zekeal. 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 The Bar Code Tattoo help drive the plot. Describe their spedific contribution is to the storyline. Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and explain what in the book elicits your response to them.

Essay Topic 3

The Bar Code Tattoo is one book in a series of novels involving Kayla Reed and many of the other characters who appear in The Bar Code Tattoo.

1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples from The Bar Code Tattoo and your own life to support your answer.

2. What are two disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples from The Bar Code Tattoo and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

5. Do you plan to read the next book in the series? Why or why not? Use specific reasons from The Bar Code Tattoo and/or your own life to support your answer.

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