Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is cut from September?
2. What do the witches say they can see?
3. What are the Glashtyn?
4. Why does Ell refuse to fly?
5. What do Ell and September follow to find their destination?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the exchange between the Marquess and September concerning the Spoon.
2. Where does the red carpet lead September and Ell and what do they watch?
3. 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?
4. What happens as September runs out of the Worsted Wood and how is she when she reaches Mercurio?
5. What does September ask the Green Wind and how does the Leopard answer the question?
6. What dreams do September and Death discuss?
7. What does Gleam learn of Saturday and Ell?
8. What is the Casket and who made it?
9. Who is on the shores of the Barleybroom River and what are they waiting to do?
10. Describe the conversation between September and the shark.
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland a successful novel? What about young teens?
Here the most important element to note is how the author makes use of Fairyland's allergy to iron - or, more specifically, how September chooses to make use of that allergy in order to save herself, others, and ultimately Fairyland itself. This, in turn, can be seen as a powerful evocation of one of the narrative's central themes - through the power of choice, she turns an often crippling negative into a positive.
1. Discuss what you see are the symbolic reasons fairies are said to be allergic to iron. Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
2. Discuss what is meant by the following: through the power of choice, she turns an often crippling negative into a positive.
3. Discuss one situation in your life in which you or someone you know took a negative situation and turned it into something more positive.
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Valente chooses the symbols she does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Valente chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Valente's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, others), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Valente use too many or too few literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
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