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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. In what month does the book open?
2. What does Ann decide she will do after cooking breakfast?
3. About how far is Claypole Ridge?
4. What does the man do at the pond?
5. What did Ann and her brother realize about Burden Creek?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the man discover his terrible error about the Creek and what does he do?
2. How does Ann describe the newly-arrived stranger?
3. How does Loomis manage to survive on his long journey walking from New York?
4. Why does Ann decide to go down to the farm yard and what does she discover?
5. Explain why Ann's parents left her home when they left to discover the effects of the war?
6. Why is the valley special?
7. Explain why Ann is alone in the valley.
8. What does Loomis say he was developing before the war?
9. What does Ann daydream about as she is picking salad greens?
10. Why does Ann think someone is coming to her valley?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. 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 Z for Zachariah is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss Z for Zachariah based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Arrow's Flight is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the fact that Z for Zachariah is a novel for teens changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? What at about the fact that it is an apocalyptic novel? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Ann watches the progress of the stranger and begins to worry that it might be someone who means her harm. Ann decides to hide all evidence of her existence by burying her garden and releasing her animals, then climbing up to a cave in the hills over her valley. Discuss the following:
1. Does it seem likely a fifteen-year-old girl would retreat from what is likely the only other human being in her surroundings for miles?
2. If you were Ann, would you adopt the same procedure to observe the person from afar for awhile? Do you think it would occur to you to do this?
3. How likely is it that the approaching human would harm another human who may be his/her only way to interact with someone else?
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