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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 is Mr. Loomis able to do on the fourth day after he is conscious?
2. What supports Ann's theory about Loomis and Edward?
3. How long had the system between Ann and Loomis worked out alright?
4. What is something Ann worries about concerning the winter?
5. How does Ann know Mr. Loomis is doing better at the opening of Chapter 13?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mr. Loomis say he remembers while delirious?
2. What do Ann and Mr. Loomis argue about concerning the crops?
3. What does Ann finally piece together about Edward and Loomis?
4. Why does Ann have to abandon her cave and what does Mr. Loomis do there?
5. What happens when Ann goes back to the farm to speak to Mr. Loomis and what does Ann realize?
6. What puzzles Ann when she is reading poetry to Mr. Loomis?
7. Where does Ann go in Chapter 12 and what does she find and do?
8. What does Ann bring into the house as Mr. Loomis is getting better?
9. Why does Mr. Loomis frighten Ann as she is playing the piano?
10. What does Ann observe the next day as she is watching the house and what does she think about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of a book such as Z for Zachariah place themselves in the position of someone like Ann, wondering about what their response would be in a similar situation. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Z for Zachariah help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Z for Zachariah ? Why or why not?
3. Choose one specific incident to discuss and compare Ann's response to how you think you would respond.
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