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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is there a marked difference between in Chapter 22?

2. How does Marcus scare Ellie off in Chapter 25?

3. What does Fiona tell Will in Chapter 17?

4. Where does Will find Marcus at the beginning of Chapter 27?

5. Who does Ellie say is on the front of her sweatshirt when Marcus asks about it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of humor in the novel "About a Boy". What are some examples of humor used in the novel? What types of humor does Hornby use? Why might he use humor?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of love and romance in the novel "About a Boy", particularly between Will and Rachel and Marcus and Ellie.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Marcus' relationships with his parents. Does he have good relationships with them? Why or why not? How do his relationships with his parents evolve as the novel progresses?

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