An Abundance of Katherines Test | Final Test - Hard

John Green (author)
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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 Colin continue to do in Chapter 13?

2. What useful bit of information do Colin and Hassan use that they learned during an interview?

3. According to Colin, whose name is anagrammed?

4. What is the first thing the three young people notice when they arrive in Memphis?

5. What error does Lindsey think Colin is making in his theorem?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hassan admit to Colin about Katrina?

2. What is Hollis' long-plan for keeping the factory going and the town in operation?

3. What has Colin figured out about the supposed Archduke's grave and what is Lindsey's response?

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

5. How does Hollis explain Roy's actions with the bulldozer?

6. What does Lindsey say she thinks she can fix for Colin?

7. What do Hassan and Colin do on their fifth day in Gutshot?

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

9. What does Hollis tell Colin and Hassan about Lindsey when they get home from Memphis?

10. Where does Colin say he is going and where does he actually go?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think "An Abundance of Katherines" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "An Abundance of Katherines" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "An Abundance of Katherines"? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in "An Abundance of Katherines" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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