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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 Marina have to do in a few minutes?

2. How long will it be before a helicopter joins the search?

3. What is Marina's second legacy?

4. What does Sister Dora catch marina doing?

5. How many orphans reside where Marina lives?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Marina discover her second legacy?

2. How does Ella earn her first punishment from Sister Dora and what happens?

3. How is a friendship developing between Marina and Ella?

4. What bothers Marina about the stranger in the cafe?

5. Where are Six and John's Cepans and what does that mean?

6. Where have John and the others gone and where are they staying?

7. What catches Six's attention of the things John finds in his chest?

8. What does Marina do in order to get her turn on the computer and why does she have to leave the computer before she's done?

9. How does John take the officer's gun away and what does John do with the gun?

10. What happened when Marina showed Adelina the third ring on Marina's leg?

Essay Topics

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 Power of Six", 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 Power of Six". (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

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "The Power of Six"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in "The Power of Six" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "The Power of Six" and your own live to support your opinion.

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 Power of Six" 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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