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Young Adult Literature Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following awards was S.E. Hinton the first to receive?

Question 2 2. This major work was written by J. D. Salinger:

Question 3 3. Which of these topics would you NOT expect to find in a young adult novel?

Question 4 4. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, what is the meaning of the word, 'muggle'?

Question 5 5. Which of the following novels was S.E. Hinton's debut novel?

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Question 6 6. Which of these plot points is the pivotal moment of 'The Kite Runner'?

Question 7 7. The genre of writing that is designed to appeal to readers between the ages of 12 and 18 is:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a true statement about the changes in young adult literature over the past 50 years?

Question 9 9. This time of life marks the change from childhood to adulthood:

Question 10 10. What does Meyer use vampirism to symbolize in the novel?

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Question 11 11. In 'The Kite Runner', which of the following events is the most important one in Amir's journey to redemption?

Question 12 12. This major work of young adult literature focuses on class issues in teenagers:

Question 13 13. Which character was a student at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of young adult literature before 1985

Question 15 15. Why did S.E. Hinton begin writing?

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Question 16 16. S. E. Hinton wrote which children's book in 1995:

Question 17 17. This major work provides a first hand account of the impact of the Holocaust on an adolescent girl:

Question 18 18. From what school did Joanne Rowling earn her degree?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a theme explored in Twilight?

Question 20 20. Which of the following issues does S.E. Hinton regularly explore in her novels?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best describes the character of Assef in 'The Kite Runner'?

Question 22 22. In which genre are S.E. Hinton's books categorized?

Question 23 23. The type of young adult literature that has been called 'Sick Lit' usually deals with what subject?

Question 24 24. Why did Joanne ('Jo') Rowling write the Harry Potter series under the pseudonym J.K. Rowling?

Question 25 25. Which of the following genres does Twilight fall into?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a blood member of Harry's family in the Harry Potter series?

Question 27 27. Why doesn't Edward want Bella to become a vampire?

Question 28 28. In 'The Kite Runner,' before the kite fighting tournament, which of the following is the largest source of tension between Hassan and Amir?

Question 29 29. One of the big themes in the novel The Kite Runner is redemption. Which character is redeemed?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a prominent feature in dystopian literature?

Young Adult Literature Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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