The Field Guide Test | Final Test - Hard

Holly Black
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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 Jared have to do before he can finish his tracking efforts?

2. What does Mallory doubt?

3. Why is Simon crying?

4. Who does Helen Grace suspect is involved in the Mallory episode?

5. What is the significance of the word Spiderwick?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Simon look at that Jared shows him and what does he wonder?

2. Why does Jared decide to go downstairs and what does he do in the kitchen?

3. What does Simon speculate to Jared about Mallory's situation and what does Jared say to him? How does Simon react to Jared's suggestion?

4. What is the attic like?

5. What does Jared decide to do to calm the boggart and what does he carry into the house? What is his mother's reaction to Jared's load?

6. What is the most upsetting thing about the problems downstairs and what does Jared's mother accuse him of concerning Simon's mice?

7. What does Jared think about as to his situation and his aunt Lucinda?

8. What does Jared ask their mother about Arthur and what is her reply?

9. What does Ms. Grace think about Mallory's situation?

10. How does Mrs. Grace feel when she wakes up Jared in the morning and what does she show him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Simon find the door through the linen closet that goes into the library, so Mallory is able to join them. This is a metaphor to the effect that Mallory is now backing the twin boys to stop the pranks of the boggart. She believes that the faerie, the boggart, is present in the house.

1. With research, define a metaphor and give two examples of one that is not the one above. Use examples from The Field Guide and your own life to support your answer.

2. Explain the metaphor of Mallory joining the boys in the library. Use examples from The Field Guide and your own life to support your answer.

3. How do you think metaphors enhance a reader's experience? Use examples from The Field Guide and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Jared is no exception. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze situations when Jared demonstrates his intelligence and courage. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Jared's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.

3. Discuss how you think Jared's admirable traits makes him able to help with many of the problems the children face. Have his flaws impacted his life? Do any of his siblings notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?

Essay Topic 3

Mom consoles Jared and asks that he find a constructive way to deal with his anger.

1. What are some better ways for Jared to deal with his anger at Mallory without violence? Use examples from The Field Guide and your own life to support your answer.

2. Often times when someone is very angry they cry. What are some other ways that people express anger and how do you express anger? Is the way you express anger similar to Jared? Use examples from The Field Guide and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think not listening to those people Jared loves causes his anger or is not listening a result of his anger? How might Jared have been helped if he would have listened to his sister? Do you think the fact that their father left might be some of the cause of Jared's anger? Why or why not? Use examples from The Field Guide and your own life to support your answer.

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