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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. What does Ann realize about why Loomis shoots her?
2. Why does Ann decide to kill one of the older hens?
3. What does Ann worry about concerning the tomatoes?
4. What is Loomis doing with his gun when Ann returns?
5. What does Loomis do at Ann's cave?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ann discover about the tractor, and what does she do?
2. What does Ann ask Mr. Loomis to use and what is his response?
3. How does Mr. Loomis express his anger and what does Ann do?
4. What happens when Ann goes back to the farm to speak to Mr. Loomis and what does Ann realize?
5. How is Mr. Loomis using Faro?
6. What does Mr. Loomis say he remembers while delirious?
7. Why does Mr. Loomis frighten Ann as she is playing the piano?
8. How has Mr. Loomis' illness progressed in Chapter 11, and what does he talk about while delirious?
9. Why does Mr. Loomis become angry and what does Ann decide to do?
10. What routine do Ann and Mr. Loomis follow for the next ten days?
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 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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. Do you think Ann is wise to leave the valley? Do you think the implication is that her dream of teaching children is prophetic and that she will find others? Why or why not?
2. Would you have chosen the same route as Ann, i.e., leaving the valley. Why or why not?
3. How well do you think Ann will survive journeying out into a dangerous world?
4. Do you think Mr. Loomis redeems himself by pointing Ann in a likely direction to begin her journey? Give an in depth response.
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