Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Addie's mother forbid her to do?
2. What does Addie tell Denise Addie will be doing on Halloween?
3. Where does Addie discover a glass room?
4. What does Addie say she does not want to know when Mommers drives her to school?
5. Over what do Addie and her mother laugh?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Elliot installing in the mini-mart and what does Soula think of it?
2. What were the reactions of Dwight and Grandio when they learned about Denise's disappearance when Addie is nine?
3. For what does Soula use the board in her store and why doesn't Addie read the things on the board?
4. What does Addie find when she stops at the mini-mart?
5. Where is Addie moving, why and how does she feel about it?
6. What does Soula say in a letter to Addie?
7. Why isn't Addie afraid to be home alone?
8. What does Addie do as she is riding away from the mini-mart with Grandio?
9. What amazing news does Dwight convey to Addie?
10. How does Addie compare herself to Brynna and what is Dwight's response?
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?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Addie and Denise. 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 Hannah and Denise. 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 "Waiting for Normal" 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.
There are a number of interesting questions raised by "Waiting for Normal". Questions that Connor most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Connor's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Connor's probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Connor and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.
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