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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 Adelina tell Marina?
2. What do Sam and John discuss concerning the government and the Mogs?
3. What does John grab on his way out of the cell area?
4. What does Sarah ask John to do?
5. Where is the log cabin the group stops at?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Marina help Hector's family?
2. What happens when Marina goes to the cafe to say goodbye to Hector?
3. Describe John's fight with the Mog inside the house.
4. How are John, Six and Sam alerted to someone in distress in Spain?
5. What does Marina do to the tea she prepares for the sisters?
6. What happens when Marina is confronted by some of the other girls in the orphanage?
7. What happens as John is about to kiss Marina?
8. Where do Sam and John find two chests and what is guarding it?
9. How does Ella break her leg and wrist and what does Marina do?
10. What does Sarah text to John in response to his text?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many novels end on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "The Power of Six" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "The Power of Six" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
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 Power of Six" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "The Power of Six"? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in "The Power of Six" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
The Power of Six belongs to the science fiction genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the science fiction genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a science fiction and a historical novel or mystery?
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