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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. Where do Tyler and Yoda go?
2. What do Yoda and Hannah analyze?
3. For what does Tyler apologize to Bethany?
4. Why does Tyler feel he is in heaven?
5. Where does Tyler's family go Friday evening?
Short Essay Questions
1. What transpires in the meeting with Tyler, the principal, and Tyler's mother?
2. How do many of the students treat Tyler in school, and how do Hannah and Yoda try to help him feel better?
3. How does Tyler feel after the party, and what does he do?
4. How does Bethany act towards Tyler and does he act chivalrous?
5. What happens on Friday at school?
6. How does Tyler confront Chip, and what happens when he encounters Bethany?
7. Where do Yoda and Tyler go after the batting cage, and what does Tyler do?
8. What does Tyler do in his father's bedroom?
9. Why does Hannah come into Tyler's room when he is playing Tophet?
10. What does Tyler find when he arrives at school on the Monday after the party?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? List and define the most important elements of plot. Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Twisted, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the elements of plot? Why or why not?
3. Identify the major sub-plots in Twisted and their elements (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). What is the relationship or function of the sub-plots to the main plot? Are Twisted's sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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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