An Abundance of Katherines 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. Where does Lindsey take Colin that is a secret?

2. To what bird does Hassan compare Colin?

3. Why do Colin and Hassan use some chewing tobacco?

4. What do Colin and Lindsey do before driving back to Lindsey's house?

5. What does Lindsey tell her mother she is going to do with Colin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the three teens go to Memphis and what do they observe?

2. Describe the incident that Hassan and Colin have with the feral pig.

3. Who are the boys supposed to interview the day after the fight?

4. What does Hassan admit to Colin about Katrina?

5. How do Colin and Hassan get separated from the others?

6. What stories does Colin tell Lindsey and what do they do before leaving the cave?

7. Describe the fight that starts by Hassan playing the confessions of Katrina and Colin that Hassan recorded.

8. What does Colin continue to work on and how is it going?

9. What will happen between Colin and Lindsey according to Colin's theorem?

10. What sounds does Colin wake to a week after Hassan has a beer with Lindsey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sometimes a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and sometimes it is the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think "An Abundance of Katherines" is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Colin and Hassan. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Lindsey and Hollis. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in "An Abundance of Katherines" help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

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