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. Why do Colin and Hassan tell the leader to go on without them?

2. Who does Colin and Hassan find as they are walking through the graveyard?

3. Who do Colin and Hassan follow on the hunt?

4. Who seems to have a memory problem?

5. Where do the three young people decide to go to eat instead of the place they first chose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Colin and Hassan witness in the cemetery?

2. Where do Colin and Lindsey go on their "date"?

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

4. What secret place does Lindsey take Colin?

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

6. What happens in the interview with Ms. Mabel?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"An Abundance of Katherines" belongs to the young adult novel genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the young adult novel genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a young adult novel and a historical novel or mystery?

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

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "An Abundance of Katherines"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "An Abundance of Katherines" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "An Abundance of Katherines" and your own live to support your opinion.

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