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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 the old woman whom Kayla encounters do?
2. What does Mfumbe do the next morning after he and Kayla awaken?
3. Where are Kayla and Mfumbe after three weeks of traveling?
4. Who are Tova and Mava?
5. What is the reason for Kayla's actions when comes upon a stream?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kayla find as she follows a stream in the woods?
2. What does Nedra say about Mfume in a letter to the editor?
3. Why is August on the run?
4. Where are Mava and Tova moving? How does the move affect Kayla's plans?
5. Where is Mfumbe staying? What is discussed by Mfumbe and Kayla at breakfast?
6. Why does Kayla lie down in the woods and sleep after leaving the hospital?
7. What does Katie tell Kayla concerning the bar code?
8. What vision does Kayla have the morning after their first night of traveling northward?
9. How does Kayla connect with Mfumbe again?
10. What does Zekeal say Kayla should do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze one major theme of The Bar Code Tattoo. How is the theme expressed through symbolism? Characters' behaviors? Action?
Essay Topic 2
The Bar Code Tattoo is one book in a series of novels involving Kayla Reed and many of the same characters in this story. What are some advantages and disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Do you prefer to read a standalone book or a book series? Why? Justify your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Often, authors will write about "what they know." So, sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the book more interesting. Research Suzanne Weyn, the author of The Bar Code Tattoo. What events in Weyn's background may have helped her in writing The Bar Code Tattoo? What may have influenced the way she depicts various characters and scenes? Give textual evidence for support.
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