Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Kayla find in the pocket of what she's wearing?
2. In which direction is the truck traveling?
3. What do Mfumbe's parents write to Kayla?
4. What happens when Kayla starts to run away from the wreck?
5. How is Tova planning to get through another toll booth?
Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of The Bar Code Tattoo, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:
1. Find five terms that are a part of The Bar Code Tattoo's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in The Bar Code Tattoo's world. Define the words as used in The Bar Code Tattoo's world and how they are currently used in the American English language.
2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways the author helped you to understand the world of The Bar Code Tattoo. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in The Bar Code Tattoo? What word(s)?
4. Were there any words you never really understood from The Bar Code Tattoo? Which ones? How can you learn the meaning of those words?
1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in The Bar Code Tattoo? What are they? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?
2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in The Bar Code Tattoo. Include why you believe it is foreshadow. Illustrate with passages from the book.
3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from The Bar Code Tattoo and your own live to support your opinion.
Kayla Reed is in some ways 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. Discuss the following:
1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, which is more admirable--a hero who ultimately always "lands on her feet" or one who strives against impossible odds and doesn't succeed?
2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.
3. Choose one other character besides Kayla whom you might call a hero or heroine and explain why you choose that person.
4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.
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