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Tomorrow When the War Began

Topics: Psychology, Literary theory / Pages: 2 (272 words) / Published: Sep 1st, 2013
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Discussion Questions
Question One
What aspects of the group's behaviour are typical of seventeen year olds? (Note: Kevin is eighteen.)

Question Two
We find out a great deal about the various families . What do you think they have in common? What are the major differences?

Question Three
Read the last paragraph on page 43 and page 44 (the end of Chapter Four), together with the end of the first paragraph on page 217. What do names suggest? What is the importance of naming and tagging? Do we sometimes apply the wrong tags or names? How does this apply in the text and the real world?

Question Seven
Ellie becomes very introspective over the time span of the novel (approximately six weeks). What does she learn about what motivates her? What does she learn about her inner self?

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Question Four
How do various members of the group . react to danger and death? Are their reactions always consistent? If not, why not?

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Question Eight
What are the author's attitudes to teenagers? Why do you draw these conclusions? Are all adults as aware and as non-judgmental?

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Question Five
Why do countries invade other countries? Think about what is said in the text and about what is happening in the world today.

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Question Nine
Why is the novel entitled Tomorrow, When the War Began?

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Question Six
What nations could consider invading Australia? Why? What things make Australia vulnerable? Is the novel plausible?

Question Ten
Is the novel celebratory, depressing or something else? Support your view.

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