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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 is the Briary?
2. With what is the corridor cluttered?
3. Where does their path take Ell and September?
4. What is one choice September can make?
5. What does Ell ask September?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is required by Longitude and Latitude when September reaches the gateway to Fairyland, and then what does September do after completing the requirements for entering Fairyland?
2. Who is on the shores of the Barleybroom River and what are they waiting to do?
3. Where does Ell say he will go with her and why will he do so?
4. What does Saturday suggest as a mode of rapid transportation?
5. In how many directions does the signpost point; what are September's choices, and what does she decide?
6. What does Ell tell September about Pandemonium and why doesn't he know much?
7. What must all travelers do, and what does Lye wash into September?
8. Who are the witches September encounters and what do they do with her?
9. What does September not do as she is leaving home and what is the explanation given for her not doing so?
10. How is September feeling after leaving the Briary and where does she find Ell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Characters are an important part of what makes The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze September. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of The Marquess. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Ell. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. (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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