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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 Jack wish he knew most about the Games?
2. What does Hastings claim he does with Susannah's warrior stone?
3. What new fighting skills does Jack have after Hastings bonds his memories with Jeremiah's?
4. What are released in the great hall that contain birds, stones, and butterflies?
5. Who is to be Jack's opponent in the Games?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who objects to Jack's participation in the Games? For what reason?
2. What happens to Jack as he and Linda attempt to find sanctuary in a small church near Westminster Abbey? Who does Linda say Jack needs to heal him?
3. For what reason does Linda tell Jack that Hastings wants to make Jack fight in the Games?
4. How does Jack manage to sneak into Ellen's room to speak to her the night before the Games? What is said?
5. How did Will and Fitch end up at Raven's Ghyll? For what purpose?
6. What does Hastings tell Jack will happen if the Rules of Engagement are ever broken? What does this have to do with the origin of the Weir stones?
7. Who is ministering Jack when he wakes in Cumbria? How did she get there?
8. What habit have Hastings and Becka gotten into since Jack's recovery? How does Jack feel about Becka's continuing presence?
9. Why is Jack called out of class in Chapter 11? What does Jack believe is happening?
10. For what trip is Jack packing at the end of Chapter 11? What does he pack?
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
How old is Jack Swift when the novel begins? Why does Jack forget to take his medication? What does Jack think the medication is for? What happens when Jack tries out for soccer after forgetting his medication? What does Jack attribute this change to? Why is Becka upset with Jack when he returns home after soccer tryouts? What does Becka make Jack take almost immediately after he walks in the door? What does Becka think Jack is taking his medication for? Who plans to come visit Jack, as the reader learns in Chapter 1? What does Jack think of this surprise visit?
Essay Topic 3
Why does Ellen move in with Will and his family? What does everyone think happened to Ellen's parents? What happens in the relationship between Ellen and Jack after the Games? What happens in the relationship between Linda and Hastings after the Games? How is this a change? What is the relationship with Hastings and Becka like? What does Jack come to realize is happening to Becka the more time she spends with Hastings? How does Jack's relationship with Nick change after the Games? What do Ellen and Jack often sneak off to do even though they no longer need to train as warriors? Why?
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