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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 Kayla escape the attention of a police officer in the diner's parking lot?
2. Where does Kayla spend several days when she becomes very ill while traveling?
3. What does Nedra say Kayla did?
4. What does a doctor tell Mava and Tova about elderly people?
5. How does August remove his tattoo?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who finds Kayla? What does this person tell Kayla?
2. Why does Mfumbe decide to steal some medicine?
3. What vision does Kayla have the morning after their first night of traveling northward?
4. What does Mava urge Kayla to do after the car accident? Why is Kayla conflicted about this?
5. What prevents Mava and Tova from moving to Canada?
6. How does Mfumbe's father rationalize getting the tattoo?
7. How does Kayla connect with Mfumbe again?
8. Where do Kayla and Mfumbe arrive after three weeks? What visions does Kayla have there?
9. What did Mava's and Tova's daughter warn them about? Why did the daughter treat her mother at home instead of in the hospital?
10. Why does Mfumbe decide to leave home? Why is his departure a choice rather than a necessity?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In some ways, Kayla Reed is a larger-than-life heroine. Despite incredible odds, she usually comes out on top in The Bar Code Tattoo and in the other books in the series. Is a hero or heroine a necessary part of every work of fiction? Why or why not? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
What does the term "author's agenda" mean? In your opinion, what issues/concerns are part of the author's agenda for The Bar Code Tattoo?
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as mirror for the readers? Why or why not?
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