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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 Hannah think Tyler should do about Bethany?
2. What does Tyler do the evening of the homecoming game?
3. Where does Tyler's family go Friday evening?
4. What lie does Tyler tell Hannah?
5. Why is Yoda leaving town?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Tyler tell his guidance counselor, and what is the counselor's response?
2. What does Tyler find when he arrives at school on the Monday after the party?
3. How does Hannah find out that Tyler is planning to leave home?
4. What transpires in the meeting with Tyler, the principal, and Tyler's mother?
5. What happens on Friday at school?
6. How does Tyler feel about life when he wakes one morning, and what does he contemplate doing?
7. Why does Hannah come into Tyler's room when he is playing Tophet?
8. Where do Yoda and Tyler go after the batting cage, and what does Tyler do?
9. What does Tyler do when he finds Bethany, Chip, and Parker passed out?
10. How do many of the students treat Tyler in school, and how do Hannah and Yoda try to help him feel better?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Often a book has a plot that more character driven than action driven, and often it is the other way around. Some books seem to balance the two types of plots. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think Twisted is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
Tyler's obsession with Hell and his thoughts about life continue to be more depressing. Will he ever manage to gain control of his life or his thoughts? Will he escape the pain that seems to constantly swarm into his life. His social standing is bad enough, but then being bullied relentlessly is heart-wrenching. The fact that the principal and his father seem to assume he is guilty and just want to remove him from the situation doesn't help him. His mother's support gives him some hope, even though he decides to be away from the students. It is understandable, as nobody wants to be constantly harassed and bullied physically, emotionally, or socially, which is what is happening to Tyler.
1. Do you think Tyler playing a video game where the person is in hell is harmful to him given his situation? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Twisted to support your answer.
2. If you were asked to talk to the principal and Tyler's father about Tyler, what would you say to convince them he is not guilty? Use examples from your own life and Twisted to support your answer.
3. Discuss, in depths, reasons you think some people have the need and/or desire to bully another person. Use examples from your own life and Twisted to support your answer.
4. Discuss ways in which you think Tyler's mother could have been a more positive influence on his situation. Use examples from your own life and Twisted to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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
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