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About a Boy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Will become interested in in Chapter 6?



2. Where does Marcus take Will and Suzie at the beginning of Chapter 9?



3. Who is Roger?



4. What does Marcus find at his house in Chapter 11?



5. How does Marcus try to avoid bullies in Chapter 3?



Short Essay Questions

1. What do Will and Fiona discuss over a drink in Chapter 18?



2. What is Fiona concerned about in Chapter 36? How does Will make her feel better?



3. What happens outside a news agent in Chapter 27?



4. How do Marcus and Will become closer in Chapter 15?



5. How does Will come to the realization that single mothers are the perfect companions for men with commitment issues?



6. What lie does Will tell in Chapter 8?



7. Describe Will's lunch with Marcus and Fiona in Chapter 13.



8. What happens to a duck at the SPAT picnic? How does Will cover up for Marcus because of the duck?



9. Why does Marcus become angry at Ellie in Chapter 29?



10. How does Marcus defend his visits to Will's house in Chapter 17?



Essay Topics

Discuss conflict in the novel "About a Boy". Who is in conflict with whom and why? How do these conflicts affect the plot and the characters?

Discuss the setting of the novel. In what way is the setting an important aspect of this story? How might either Will's or Marcus' life have been different if they had not lived in London during this time?

Discuss Hornby's use of foreshadowing. What are some examples of foreshadowing in the novel? Why does Hornby use foreshadowing?

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