Eleanor & Park Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Rainbow Rowell
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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. Which of Eleanor's siblings wets the bed at night?

2. To whose voice does Eleanor compare Park's in Chapter 19?

3. What fictional character does Park compare Eleanor to in Chapter 19?

4. Upon which of the following facts is Eleanor able to tell that Park is not really stupid, even though she refers to him as being that way?

5. What is Richie's last name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Eleanor choose to take the bus to school instead of getting a ride with Richie?

2. How is the home where Eleanor lives described in the narrative?

3. What causes Eleanor internal conflict regarding her feelings for Park?

4. How does Park's mother react when Park is suspended for fighting?

5. How would you describe Eleanor's relationship with her biological father?

6. What does the act of holding hands signify for Park and Eleanor in Chapter 15?

7. How does the theme of appearances apply to Park in the narrative?

8. What is revealed about Park's appearance in Chapter 16?

9. How has the relationship between Park and Eleanor evolved in Chapter 12?

10. What does Eleanor discover when she arrives home from school in Chapter 22?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of appearances in Eleanor & Park. How is this theme developed through the characters of Mindy, Eleanor, and Park? How does the author develop this theme through symbolism and imagery in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the literary allusions to Shakespeare in Eleanor & Park. What plays are discussed? How do the characters and themes in these plays relate to those in the novel? What are Eleanor's and Park's opinions on the plays?

Essay Topic 3

What ultimately leads to Eleanor's decision to run away from home? Where does Eleanor propose to go when she runs away? Is Eleanor's decision a good one? Why or why not?

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