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 Simon admire as he and Jared are in their room that night?

2. What does Jared think is possible about the book?

3. What is Jared talking about as Simon is wanting to sleep?

4. What does Simon say Jared better do at night?

5. What does Helen make Jared do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Jared point out in the kitchen and what happens to his evidence?

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

4. What is Jared talking about to Simon when Simon wants to go to sleep?

5. What does Jared's mother say to him about his anger?

6. 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?

7. What wakes Jared in the morning, where does he run, what does he see and who else is there with him?

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

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

10. What does Jared think might be in the wall?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes The Field Guide interesting. Discuss the following "good" characters:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jared. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Simon. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Mallory. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Lucinda. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The Field Guide belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to fantasy.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre.

3. Discuss two reasons why it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

4. Discuss what your favorite genre is; give several examples and explain what you enjoy about books in that genre.

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