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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 the Marquess offer September?
2. To whom does The Marquess compare herself?
3. Where is September's home?
4. What does September promise to do when she goes to Pandemonium?
5. Where is the Barleybroom River?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the exchange between the Marquess and September concerning the Spoon.
2. What does Saturday suggest as a mode of rapid transportation?
3. What does September ask the Green Wind and how does the Leopard answer the question?
4. What must all travelers do, and what does Lye wash into September?
5. What does Goodbye offer to do in exchange for what?
6. How does Queen Mallow construct the city of Pandemonium?
7. In how many directions does the signpost point; what are September's choices, and what does she decide?
8. Who are the witches September encounters and what do they do with her?
9. How does September leave home and what does she leave behind?
10. What do Ell and September have to pass through to meet with the Marquess and what happens to Ell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland 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 the young adult novel genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy novel and a historical novel mystery?
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