The Maze 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. What do Lon and Rick see back at the camp?

2. How can one access the cave where Gunderson is?

3. What does Rick realize Carlile has stolen when Rick gets back to camp?

4. What do Lon and Rick hear as they run off?

5. Why does Lon want to take Rick to Reno?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does M4 end up dead?

2. What does Lon tell Josh about M4, what favor does he ask of Josh and why?

3. How does Rick find Lon, and how does he rescue him?

4. How does Rick help Lon after Lon captures M4?

5. What does Rick finally tell Lon about himself?

6. What does Rick do on his third and fourth day hang gliding?

7. What does Carlile tell Lon about gunshots he and Rick hear and what does Lon tell Rick to do when they leave Carlile's camp?

8. What does Rick do after he hears the men talking about Lon?

9. What does Lon do about M4 flying in the wrong direction, and what does he decide to do when that fails?

10. How did Lon end up with Ernie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "The Maze" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "The Maze"? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in "The Maze" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think "The Maze" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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