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. What does Marcus promise to do for Will in Chapter 26?

2. What does Will give Marcus for Christmas?

3. What does Marcus tell Will Ali did in Chapter 27?

4. Why is Marcus forced to tell his mother about his visits to Will's in Chapter 17?

5. Where does Ellie offer to go with Marcus in Chapter 31?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who argues in Chapter 23?

2. What lie does Will tell Rachel?

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

4. Who is Rachel?

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

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

7. Why does Marcus run out of the house in Chapter 26?

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

9. What shocks Marcus' classmates in Chapter 21?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the character Marcus. What are his defining character traits? What is most important to him and why? What important events take place during his life in the novel? How does he grow as a character as the novel progresses?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and interpret the secondary characters of the novel. Who are they and what are their defining character traits? How are they related to the protagonists? What are their roles in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the relationship between Marcus and Will. Why do they become friends? Why do they like spending time with each other? How do they help each other? How do they help one another grow?

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