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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does a doctor tell Mava and Tova about elderly people?
2. What does Mava say when Kayla says she can't leave her?
3. What happens when Kayla is fired upon?
4. Where do Mfumbe and Kayla end up?
5. What is Kayla hoping to find behind the building that she comes upon in the woods?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Who is/are are the protagonist(s) of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonist(s) of the story and why?
3. Which three secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot? Explain your choice.
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? List and define the most important elements of plot. Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of The Bar Code Tattoo, identifying where in the novel the various elements of the plot (that you identified in the question above) occur. Do you find it difficult to identify the plot elements? Why or why not?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in The Bar Code Tattoo. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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