About a Boy Test | 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

Marcus struggles with bullying throughout the novel. Why might he be an easy target for bullies? What does Marcus do to try and avoid the bullies? Who does he blame for the bullying? What do the authority figures in his life do to help him?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Hornby's use of irony. What are some examples of irony in the novel? How do these examples affect the reader's experience when reading the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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

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