The Power of Six Test | Final Test - Hard

Pittacus Lore
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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 kills the third scout?

2. What does Ella climb?

3. What happens as Marina is concentrating with the branch?

4. What does BK express as John and Sam are staring at the cave?

5. What happens when Marina drops the glowing red crystal?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sam realize about the transmission given to his father by the Loriens?

2. Describe John's fight with the Mog inside the house.

3. What vision does John have in the interrogation room?

4. What does Henri's letter say and how does Sam react to its contents?

5. Describe the encounter between John, Six and a man with a gun, who is knocking on a neighbor's door.

6. What does Sarah text to John in response to his text?

7. What do Sam and John discuss concerning the Mogs and the U.S.A's government?

8. How are John, Six and Sam alerted to someone in distress in Spain?

9. What happens when Marina finds a red crystal in her chest?

10. How does Adelina change after what Marina tells her about the man in the cafe and what does Marina may be a benefit to what happened?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "The Power of Six" . Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Lore chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Lore chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Lore's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Lore use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws:

1. Trace and analyze situations when John demonstrates his instinct for handling problems that might be beyond the ability of a 17 year old boy. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze John's character flaws, and explain how they create a more complex and believable character. How do you think John's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?

3. After analyzing John's strengths and weaknesses, decide if John is the main "hero" of the story. Is there anyone else who might have done a better job?

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