This essay is to be given at the end of the book either in lieu of a final test, in preparation for it, or maybe as a way to help fix low test grades.
Students are given several options to write about themes from the novel in a 50-minute in-class essay. This is my wife's assignment, but when I used something like this, I'd often give the students the option of me grading their essay OR their multiple choice test (but not both). Half the students will choose multiple choice, but they won't get upsat they wrote the essay because it gave them a choice (just give it AFTER the essay). AND, don't grade the papers of students who want th multiple choice. Save some time and spend it with your family; save some time and buy this lesson.