Breakfast on Pluto Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patrick McCabe (novelist)
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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 does Patrick not leave Tyreelin?

2. When did Patrick meet Irwin?

3. In Chapter 6, what does Irwin get involved with?

4. In Chapter 21, what song does Bert feel there should be a sequel to?

5. What nick name do Patrick and his friends go by?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Patrick search for Jojo in Chapter 13?

2. What is Patrick's short story about in Chapters 7 and 8?

3. What is the song about that Patrick has his mother sing in his short story?

4. In Chapter 26, what does Patrick remember about Terence?

5. What does Patrick pretend in Chapter 4?

6. What happens during the bombing described in Chapter 23?

7. How does Patrick meet Mr. Teat?

8. What do Patrick and Terence talk about in Chapter 27?

9. Why does Bert leave Patrick?

10. What happens between Patrick and Elephants during the ferry ride to England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the IRA? How was the IRA portrayed in "Breakfast on Pluto"? What role did the IRA play in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

What type of narrator is Patrick? Why did the author choose to tell the story from his point of view? Is Patrick reliable or not? Use examples from the text to support your opinions and explain what impact Patrick as a narrator had on the novel.

Essay Topic 3

How is religion portrayed in "Breakfast on Pluto"? How are religious people portrayed? What is the author's message about religion?

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