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 had the team just completed before the war?
2. What intrigues the man as he is making breakfast?
3. About whom does Ann ask Loomis?
4. What is Loomis' main health problem at this time?
5. What inspires Ann to make a salad?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain why Ann is alone in the valley.
2. What does Ann worry about when she discovers that Faro has returned?
3. How has Mr. Loomis' illness progressed in Chapter 11, and what does he talk about while delirious?
4. What does Ann tell Mr. Loomis she knows?
5. What is the event that convinces Ann about what she must do?
6. How does Ann become inspired to make a salad?
7. How does Mr. Loomis seem later that evening, and what does Ann give him?
8. What does Ann finally piece together about Edward and Loomis?
9. How does Mr. Loomis express his anger and what does Ann do?
10. What happens in the middle of the night that convinces Ann to move out of the house?
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Z for Zachariah, 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 plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.
Ann makes the decision to observe the man who has decided to bathe in Burden Creek, which Ann knows is dead and probably poisoned either with radioactivity or some other by-product of the war. Discuss the following:
1. Does Ann make a wise decision to still not show herself when the man is entering the water?
2. Is Ann's decision not to run down and stop the man a lack of compassion? Kindness?
3. Would you have made the same decision that Ann makes? Why or why not?
4. Do you think Loomis is justified in being angry with Ann when he learns that she watched him enter the dangerous water and did nothing? Is he angry? Discuss the psychological/emotional dynamics of the situation.
5. Was Ann responsible for warning Loomis even if it reveals her presence? Do you have a responsibility to warn someone if you observe them doing something that could injure or kill them? Why or why not?
When one reads any novel (or anything at all), one brings everything from one's own past and present to the novel and in how one responds to what s/he is reading. Discuss the following:
1. How influential do you think a reader's own emotions, education, ideas and experiences influence how the reader responds to a work of fiction?
2. What about your life do you think influences you in reading Z for Zachariah? How does it influence you?
3. Do you think there is only one interpretation for any book? Give a detailed discussion in your response.
4. Do you think fiction can precipitate change in a reader? Is the change usually temporary or long lasting? Discuss your response thoroughly.
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