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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 September realize she has to do?
2. How is Dr. Fallow described?
3. What does Ell say none of them are compared to September?
4. Where do the spriggans say Ell and Saturday probably have gone?
5. Where do September and the others find themselves when they awaken?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does September tell Ell and Saturday?
2. How can September help Ell?
3. How does September defeat Saturday in a duel?
4. What happens as September runs out of the Worsted Wood and how is she when she reaches Mercurio?
5. What does Nor tell September about everyone in the town and how September is like them?
6. What surprises September when she leaves Mr. Map's office?
7. What does Gleam learn of Saturday and Ell?
8. What circles the Lonely Gaol and why?
9. Where do September, Saturday, Ell and Gleam awaken and who joins them?
10. What does the Marquess reveal to September about the link between worlds and what does the Marquess want September to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The appearance of Death in Chapter 12 is a particularly intriguing aspect of the book, in that traditionally, mythologically and spiritually, Death is perceived and/or presented as much more threatening than its portrayal here. The explanation Death offers for this is quite thought provoking, and may well trigger, in the reader, an imagining of how death might look to him/her self and to others. In any case, the concept of Death, as defined here, seems to be related to a more broadly based experience than simply the end of physical life. In many spiritual philosophies and practices, including (for example) tarot cards, death is viewed as a symbolic representation of transformation, of moving from one phase of existence into another. As such, death is often encountered, albeit in a variety of forms, on The Hero's Journey, a narrative that, in a very fundamental way, is all about transformation, about leaving an old world and old ways behind. In short, September's encounter with Death here is not about an actual physical death, but a death of a younger, more naïve, less courageous version of herself.
1. Discuss two events in a person's life that could be considered a type of death that is not physical death. Compare those to one situation in September's life. Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
2. Discuss the transformation which occurs in September as she moves through her journey in Fairyland. Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
3. Why do you think death might be viewed symbolically as a transformation in an individual's life or person? Use examples from your life and the text to support your answer.
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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