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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 does John believe is headed for Earth?

2. Why does Sister Dora call to Marina?

3. What does John use to guide BK back to them in the dark?

4. Where does Six want to go?

5. What happens when a Mog tries to cut Six?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Six tell them about the Mogadorians?

3. When will Marina turn eighteen and what is the significance of her eighteenth birthday?

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

5. What does Marina do right after church and how does that help her stock her cave?

6. What is one thing Marina does in her cave?

7. How are John and the others training?

8. How does Six escape the prison and the Mogs?

9. What talent of Ella's does Marina notice?

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 one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "The Power of Six".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "The Power of Six". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "The Power of Six". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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 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 3

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of John and Sam. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Marina and Six. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in "The Power of Six" help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

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