Z for Zachariah Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Why is Ann afraid to leave the house?

2. Where does Ann move?

3. Why does Ann think she needs to go back to the house?

4. What does Loomis do with Faro?

5. What does Ann notice on her way down to the farm on the new route?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ann observe the next day as she is watching the house and what does she think about?

2. What routine do Ann and Mr. Loomis follow for the next ten days?

3. What happens to Mr. Loomis at the opening to Chapter 10?

4. What does Ann finally piece together about Edward and Loomis?

5. How is Ann at first amused by Mr. Loomis' actions but then becomes concerned?

6. Why does Mr. Loomis frighten Ann as she is playing the piano?

7. How does Mr. Loomis express his anger and what does Ann do?

8. What does Ann discover about the tractor, and what does she do?

9. Why does Ann have to abandon her cave and what does Mr. Loomis do there?

10. How is Mr. Loomis using Faro?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

As the novel progresses, Ann feels that Loomis is more and more controlling of their lives. Discuss the following:

1. Discuss and analyze two scenes when you think Loomis is being controlling. Is Ann right to be defensive?

2. How much of Loomis' controlling is based upon the fact that he is considerably older than Ann? Do you think it is a legitimate thing that he, being much more knowledgeable about many things, should make more of the decisions?

3. How much of Loomis' controlling is based upon the fact that he is a male? Do you think Loomis would be as controlling of another man as he is of Ann?

4. Do you think Ann's assessment of Loomis' mental health is accurate? Why or why not? Discuss fully with examples.

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