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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 Avram like that they have not done?

2. What does Avram ask Ora when he wakes?

3. What does Ora hear in Sami's voice?

4. With what does Avram insist he is finished?

5. What does Avram ask Ora when he calls?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ofer try to reach out to his mother and what is her thought about their interaction?

2. Who is with Sami when he arrives at Ora's home?

3. What does he find the next night when he returns to her room and what do they do?

4. Why does he go to sleep in her room and what do they discuss when he wakes again?

5. Why does he yell at her to be quiet and how does she react?

6. What does Sami admit about the young boy and where do they take him?

7. What does Ora worry about concerning Avram, but what does she believe about him?

8. What does Ora say about Ada and how does Avram respond?

9. How does Sami react when Ora drags Avram to the car?

10. What does Sami say when he returns to the phone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of how Ora says Avram is her soul mate and yet she marries Ilan.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from "To the End of the Land". What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in "To the End of the Land" and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible techniques: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? 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 Avram and Ilan. 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 Ora and Avram and Ora and Ilan. 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 "To the End of the Land" 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.Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Avram and Ilan. 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 Ora and Avram and Ora and Ilan. 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 To the End of the Land 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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