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. Who is Marcus forced to visit with in Chapter 19?

2. How does Marcus react when he sees Ellie at Suzie's New Year's Eve party?

3. Who is Ellie?

4. Why is Ellie called to the headmistress' office in Chapter 21?

5. Why is Will driving around in Chapter 20?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the conclusion of the novel "About a Boy". Are you satisfied with the ending? Why or why not? Is the conclusion a happy one? Are there any unanswered questions? Would you change anything?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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