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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 Linda tell Jack are the most powerful among the weirs?
2. What does Linda tell Jack he will find at Susannah's grave?
3. What is the cause of death listed for Susannah Downy in the courthouse records found in Chapter 3?
4. In Chapter 10, whom does Jack discover at his house when he arrives home after his fight with Lobeck?
5. Whose mother is a member of the school board?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 2, where does Becka tell Jack she has gotten a fellowship for that summer?
2. What reason does the leader of the Red Roses give for the murder of Lee's father?
3. What does Lee find when he returns home? What does Lee know about who is responsible for what he finds?
4. In Chapter 7, what is the first thing Hastings wants Jack to learn to do with his powers?
5. In Chapter 6, what immediate impact does Jack feel from his new medication?
6. In Chapter 7, how does Hastings force Jack to manifest his powers?
7. In Chapter 5, why is Jack surprised by the identity of his new trainer?
8. What does Jack do when he remembers that he forgot to take his medication?
9. Who finally discovers the location of Susannah's grave? Where is it?
10. What voices does Jack hear at Susannah's grave? What do they say? Why does he hear them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the structure of the novel. How is the novel structured? How many narrators are there? Why does the author begin with Lee's story? What is the impact of Lee's story on the reader as the reader learns more and more about the characters in the novel? How does the author build tension in the novel? What is the purpose of the tension in this novel? How does the author use language in this novel? Is the language appropriate to the characters and the plot? How does the author use metaphor and other language devices to tell her story? Does the author develop her themes well? Can you identify some of the themes in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Dr. Longbranch? Why does she believe that she should own Jack? Why does Dr. Longbranch want Jack to fight for the White Rose? In what way does Dr. Longbranch discuss Jack as though he were a prized dog rather than a person? Why does Dr. Longbranch become upset when she learns that Hastings plans to have Jack fight for him as an independent? Why does Dr. Longbranch file suit, claiming that Jack belongs to her? Who else files suit to stop Jack from fighting in the Games? What is the result of these law suits?
Essay Topic 3
Who is Leander Hastings? What role does he play at Jack's school? Why does Linda arrange for Hastings to begin training Jack with the sword? What kind of training do they do? What is unusual about the opponents Leander provides for Jack? How does Jack fair in the beginning of his training? Why does Hastings continually push Jack to do better and better in his training? What makes the reader begin to think that Hastings might have ulterior motives in training Jack? What might these motives be?
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