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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 September starting to want?
2. To whom does Calpurnia whisper a secret?
3. What does September's mother not notice about September?
4. What does Dr. Fallow reveal to September about the food she's been eating?
5. Who is Maud Elizabeth Smyth?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens as September runs out of the Worsted Wood and how is she when she reaches Mercurio?
2. What circles the Lonely Gaol and why?
3. Who arrives to greet the visitors to Autumn and what is special about them?
4. What does the Panther agree to do for September?
5. Where do September and her friends arrive after Calpurnia and Penny have left the group?
6. Who is Mr. Map and what does he tell September?
7. What dreams do September and Death discuss?
8. Who meets Gleam and September inside the castle and what does September say to her?
9. Where do the Marquess and September ride and what does the Marquess show September?
10. Who are the Tsukumogami and what do they do to September?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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