An Abundance of Katherines Test | Mid-Book 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. In what State do Colin and Hassan stop for their first rest?

2. Where was Colin's first date with Katherine IXI?

3. What does Hassan do at the opening to Chapter 2?

4. Where does Lindsey take Colin and Hassan on their first day of working?

5. Who is Katherine?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hollis offer Hassan and Colin?

2. How does Colin respond to what his father tells him when Colin gets out of the shower?

3. What does Colin think about as he is lying on the ground waiting for the tour guide to return?

4. What happened when Colin's parents enroll him in a pre-school?

5. How does Colin keep himself awake while driving and why is that ironic?

6. Where does Lindsey go after interviewing Starnes?

7. What do all of Colin's former girlfriends have in common besides having dated Colin?

8. What is the notebook that Colin sketches in while waiting for the tour guide to return?

9. What is Colin doing at the opening of the novel and what is he upset about?

10. What does Colin remember about himself when he was 25 months old?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why? Use examples from the story and your own life to support your answer.

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot? Use examples from "An Abundance of Katherines" and your own life to support your answer.

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not? Use examples from "An Abundance of Katherines" and your own life to support your answer.

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "An Abundance of Katherines".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "An Abundance of Katherines". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "An Abundance of Katherines". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an important part of what makes "An Abundance of Katherines" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Colin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Lindsey. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Hassan. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Hollis. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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