Contemporary Fiction for 9th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One of the big themes in the novel The Kite Runner is redemption. Which character is redeemed?

Question 2 2. In 'Atonement' why is Robby arrested for rape?

Question 3 3. Based on this selection, which of the following is the most valid inference about Kingsolver?

Question 4 4. Which McCarthy book tells the story of three characters who are put in a deadly situation?

Question 5 5. Amy Tan's parents wanted her to be a neurosurgeon and a concert pianist; instead she quit college and...

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Question 6 6. To 'atone' for one's mistakes means to...

Question 7 7. Which of the following best describes Vonnegut's writing?

Question 8 8. While Amy Tan didn't use the term 'tiger mom' to describe her own mother, which of the following best describes their relationship?

Question 9 9. Which of the following best describes the character of Assef in 'The Kite Runner'?

Question 10 10. Which of the following terms would best describe the main character of Night before he was imprisoned?

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Question 11 11. Which Vonnegut novel carries a strong anti-war message?

Question 12 12. How did Vonnegut survive the firebombing of Dresden?

Question 13 13. Before he was imprisoned, Eliezer was forced to live in a part of the city with other Jews. What is the term for this crowded, forced living arrangement?

Question 14 14. Which of the following terms best describes McCarthy's writing style?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a common element in Kingsolver's fiction?

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Question 16 16. The term Holocaust, when capitalized, refers to which historic event?

Question 17 17. Which of these most accurately describes Elie Wiesel's current philosophy?

Question 18 18. Which of McCarthy's books is set in the near future?

Question 19 19. In 'Atonement' why does Briony write a novel?

Question 20 20. Nwoye abandons Okonkwo and his tribal religion. Based on what you know of Okonkwo, which of the following choices best represents Okonkwo's feelings about his son's choice?

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Question 21 21. Which McCarthy novel is a western about a cowboy?

Question 22 22. One pivotal moment in Wiesel's memoir is when his main character, Eliezer, witnesses which of the following actions?

Question 23 23. McCarthy's early years were influential on him as a writer. What city influenced him so much that he made it the setting of one of his novels?

Question 24 24. 'The Poisonwood Bible' is full of cultural conflict. From what you've read about the book, which of the following choices is the best inference about the source of that conflict?

Question 25 25. Which of the following provides the strongest motivation for Okonkwo?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following are signs of manliness?

Question 27 27. In 'The Kite Runner', which of the following events is the most important one in Amir's journey to redemption?

Question 28 28. Which of these plot points is the pivotal moment of 'The Kite Runner'?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is most likely to appear in a novel by Amy Tan?

Question 30 30. Kingsolver's book 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' is associated with which movement?

Contemporary Fiction for 9th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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