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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. How is September taken from her home?
2. What do Ell and September follow to find their destination?
3. Who is missing?
4. Where does the sign post point?
5. Where is September swimming for her life?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does September ask the Green Wind and how does the Leopard answer the question?
2. Describe the exchange between the Marquess and September concerning the Spoon.
3. What has Ell memorized and how does he get the name September chooses for him?
4. What is September contemplating when interrupted by the Marquess, and what does the Marquess say about September's journey?
5. Who is in the lobster cage; why is he in the cage and what can he do?
6. Who is the customs agent and what does she do?
7. In how many directions does the signpost point; what are September's choices, and what does she decide?
8. How does September leave home and what does she leave behind?
9. What does Goodbye offer to do in exchange for what?
10. What does Saturday suggest as a mode of rapid transportation?
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
There is the intriguing perspective on September's situation offered by the Green Wind - specifically, his contention that where she is in her life, and in this particular circumstance, is the result more of her own choices than those of others. It's important to note that he attaches no blame or praise, no condemnation or reward to his statement - he is merely presenting a statement of fact, a defining of September's situation in terms of personal responsibility.
1. Do you think every person has arrived at their present moment due to their own personal choices? Why or why not? Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
2. Discuss two choices September made that put her in at least two situations in Fairyland. Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
3. Discuss what you think is meant by personal responsibility including your thoughts as to what age a child should be considered responsible for his/her choices. Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Over the course of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, September grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland might be considered a slice of September's larger story of her "coming of age." It might be said that The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is a "bildungsroman" of September. Discuss the following:
1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.
2. Trace and analyze the character of September as she changes from a surly, self-centered girl to a wiser, more compassionate girl. What are the significant events that change September?
3. After thoroughly analyzing September's growth throughout The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, do you think The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland could be considered September's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?
4. Are there any other characters in The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?
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