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CHARACTERS & CHARACTERISTICS 1. Based on the novel above, write about an interesting relationship between two characters. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 2. Based on the novel above, write about a character whom you consider exemplary. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 3. Based on the novel above, write an essay about the positive and negative qualities of the main character. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 4. Based on the novel above, write about how the characters help each other in times of difficulties. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 5. Based on the novel you have read, write about one character you admire. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 6. Based on the novel you have read, write about one character that showed determination and courage. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 7. Based on the novel you have read, write about one character that faces a challenge and overcomes it. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 8. Based on the novel you have read, write about one character that is misunderstood. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 9. Based on the novel you have read, write about one character that is weak. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 10. Write about a character that you find most interesting in the novel you have read. Provide evidence from the novel to show why the character is interesting. 11. Write about a character that you find significant in the story you have read. Provide evidence from the novel to support your choice. 12. Write about a character who is determined in the novel you have read. Provide evidence from the novel to support your choice. 13. Write about a character who is responsible in the novel you have read. Provide evidence from the novel to support your answer. 14. Write about a character that you look up to/respect (a role model) in the novel you have read. Provide evidence from the novel to support your answer. 15. „It is important to have someone that you can trust.‟ How is this shown in the novel you have read? Support your answer with close reference to the text. 16. „It is important to have a person you look up to in your life.‟ From the novel that you have read, write about one character that you look up to. Give reasons why you choose him/her.

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17. Using the details from the novel that you have studied, write about the most difficult challenge faced by ONE of the characters. With close reference to the text, how did she/he manage to solve it. 18. The writer describes the main character as a very strong-minded person. Show how this character affects his/her family. 19. Choose a character that you think is brave in the novel you have studied. Give reasons for your choice using information from the novel. 20. Describe the actions of a character that you do not like in the novel you have read. Explain why you do not like these actions. 21. Which character you find most likeable in the novel you have read? Support your answer with close reference to the text. 22. Who is your favourite/admirable character in the novel has you studied? Give reasons for your choice using information from the novel.

THEMES

23. Based on the novel you have studied, write about the importance of forgiveness. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 24. “Love binds a family together”. Based on the novel you have studied, write about how the characters show their love for family. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 25. One of themes in this novel is love. How is this theme portrayed in this novel? Support your answer with close reference to the text. 26. Gossiping is bad. Discuss with close reference to the text. 27. The theme of superstitions is explored in the story. What are the consequences of being superstitious? Provide evidence with close reference to the text. 28. Discuss the theme of love in the story that you have learnt and how it has affected the characters in the story. 29. „The family strength is bounded by love‟. Explain in your own words how it solves the conflicts ? Support your answer with close reference to the text. 30. „Love enriches our life‟. How is this shown in the novel you have read? Support your answer with close reference to the text.

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31. What is the main theme of the story that you have learnt. Give reasons to support your answer. 32. Write about a theme that interests you in the novel that you have learnt. Provide evidence to support your answer. 33. Choose 2(two) significant THEMES from the novel you have studied. With close reference to the text, explain how they are portrayed by one of the characters. 34. Based on the novel you have read, select one theme and write about it in relation to at least ONE event in the novel. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 35. „Jealousy occurs when one is favoured than the other‟. Elaborate on how the statement affects on one of the characters. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 36. Discuss the theme of violence in the „The Curse‟ and how violence has affected the life of two characters in the story.

PLOTS

37. Based on the novel you have studied, write about an important/ significant/ interesting/ memorable event that changed your view of one of the characters. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 38. Describe an incident you would never forget in „The Curse‟ and give reasons why you would always remember it. 39. There are many interesting events in the novel you have studied. Write about an event or incident that you think is important. Give reasons why you think this event is important. 40. Choose an important event in the novel you have learnt and show how it affects the life of a character in the story. Provide evidence to support your answer. 41. Using the details from the novel that you have studied; describe what happens at the end of the novel and whether you like the ending or not. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

MORAL VALUES

42. Based on the novel you have studied; write about an important moral value you have learnt. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. 43. We must be responsible for our own actions. How far do you think this message is true in the novel you have studied?

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44. State one moral value that you have learnt from the novel. Provide evidence for your choice. 45. Based on the novel you have read, write about one valuable lesson that you have learnt. Support your answer with close reference to two characters in the text. 46. Based on the novel you have read, write about ONE moral value that is portrayed in this novel. Support your answer with close reference to the text. 47. “Think before you act”. How is this message portrayed in this novel? Support your answer by citing examples from the text.

SETTINGS 48. The story of „The Curse‟ revolves around a small village. Briefly describe the setting of this village and some of the interesting places found in it. Which place do you find the most memorable and why? 49. Discuss the setting in the novel they have read and how it affects the main character in the story. Give evidence to support your answer. 50. Using details from the novel you have studied  describe the setting

OPINIONS

51. Do you think the title of the story is suitable? Support your answer with evidence. 52. Do you like the ending of the novel? How would you like it to end? Give reasons why? 53. Do you think Azreen should forgive Asraf? Support your answer with evidence. 54. Explain why you enjoyed reading the novel you have studied and say how the writer made it memorable for you. Support your answer with evidences from the novel.

COMPILED BY: English Language District Panel, Johor Bahru, Johor, 2011.

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