About a Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Marcus wait outside the news agent's in Chapter 27?

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

3. Why does Suzie yell at Will in Chapter 23?

4. Why is Will concerned for Marcus in Chapter 32?

5. Who is Clive?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Will confess to Rachel in Chapter 28?

2. Who argues in Chapter 23?

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

4. What deal do Marcus and Will make in Chapter 26?

5. What does Will tell Marcus in Chapter 20 when Marcus tells Will about his run-in with Ellie?

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

7. What makes Will unhappy enough to skip Christmas in Chapter 18?

8. What do Ellie and Marcus talk about at the party in Chapter 25?

9. What does the reader learn about Ellie's mother in Chapter 25?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the author of the novel? What are some other works he has written? Describe his writing style.

Essay Topic 3

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

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