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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What supports Ann's theory about Loomis and Edward?
2. What happens in the middle of the night?
3. Where does Ann go in the dark?
4. Where does Ann go the next morning after Loomis was delirious?
5. What does Ann do since Loomis seems better?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Z for Zachariah could be said to be a "bildungsroman" of Ann, the main character. Discuss the following:
1. Define the concepts "bildungsroman" and "coming of age."
2. Thoroughly trace and analyze Z for Zachariah as a bildungsroman of Ann. Give specific examples. What does Ann learn? How has she changed? Is the change for the better?
3. Do you think young people in our modern culture go through a coming of age period? Do you think the concept of "coming of age" is inherent in the human experience? Why or why not?
4. Do you think you have lived through a "coming of age" period in your own life? Discuss as thoroughly as you willing to share.
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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