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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 Tyler's father want him to do at the end-of-summer get-together?

2. What is the narrator doing at the opening of Chapter One?

3. What does Tyler have forty-eight hours to do?

4. Why is the narrator doing what he is doing?

5. What does Hannah do before she goes into the school building?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bethany do in the cafeteria one day at lunch that makes Tyler glad to be alive?

2. What is the video-game scenario that Tyler is playing?

3. Why does Yoda volunteer to be the manager of the JV football team?

4. How do Tyler and Hannah get to school, and why is Yoda distracted driving the car?

5. What is the result of Chip pushing Tyler?

6. How are Tyler's parents described?

7. What does Tyler's mother make for the Milbury's, and how is Tyler to help her?

8. Where is Tyler's family going in Chapter three, and what does Tyler's father ask him to do?

9. What happens when Tyler delivers the cake to the Milbury's home?

10. What is Tyler forced to wear for the Christmas photo shoot, and why does the session not happen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 Twisted help a reader know himself or herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Twisted? Why or why not. Use examples from Twisted and your own life to support your answer.

3. Choose one specific incident in Twisted to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would have responded


Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of personal growth in Twisted. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth that are used in Twisted? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid? Which character(s) seems to demonstrate a growth in maturity or character by the end of Twisted? Refer to the text to support your ideas.

2. Trace and analyze the theme of personal power in Twisted. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess personal power? Why? Which characters come to have personal power by the end of the novel? Refer to the text to support your ideas.

3. What is the difference between personal power and aggression? Describe incidents in Twisted that reflect personal power and incidents that represent aggression.

4. Trace and analyze the theme of perseverance in Twisted. How did Tyler persevere? How did perseverance help him? How did perseverance occasionally turn into stubbornness and hurt Tyler?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Twisted.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Twisted. How is the theme represented by imagery? By the character development? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Twisted. How are the themes represented by imagery? By the character development? By the action?

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