The Lying Game Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who emerges from a hiking trail as Emma and Garrett are talking?

2. What does Sutton admit about the person who pulls her from the trunk?

3. To what does Emma invite Ethan?

4. What do Emma and Ethan do?

5. What does Emma type on Facebook?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Emma realize about Sutton and why?

2. What theory do Emma and Sutton derive from Laurel's reaction to the note?

3. What do Emma and Garrett do and how does Emma discomfit Garrett momentarily?

4. What does Emma find in her pocket and what does Nisha say about the note??

5. Why are Emma and Sutton both upset when Emma arrives back to the Mercer house?

6. Why does Emma tell Ethan the whole story about her being there?

7. What game do the girls play and what does Emma realize?

8. What does Madeline forget and what does Emma find out as a result?

9. Where does Emma go for a sleepover and why is Gabby disgruntled?

10. Why does Emma invite Madeline to the spa and what do the two talk about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Emma's childhood was lived with her erratic mother, Becky. Becky had often been fun-loving, shouting answers to the puzzles on "Wheel of Fortune," and other times spending hours crying on the couch. Sometimes Becky took Emma shopping, buying her "two of everything." When Emma questioned the reason for two pairs of the same kind of shoe, her mother would say it was in case one got dirty.

1. Discuss, in depth, how you think such inconsistent behavior by a mother would affect a child? Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.

2. Discuss your ideas about guilt and its affect on people and relate these ideas to the fact of Becky buying two of everything. Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.

3. Do you think, given Becky's problems, Emma was better off in foster care? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.

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 Lying Game, 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 Lying Game. (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

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

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