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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 Chip say they need to borrow from the Eagle in "twenty-seven days after"?
2. What does the police officer tell Chip and Miles he was covering when his squad car was hit in "thirteen days after"?
3. Who famously called religion "the opiate of the masses," according to Dr. Hyde in "twenty-one days after"?
4. What word from "twenty days after" refers to a cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face?
5. What does Lara put into the hair gel and conditioner of Kevin, Jeff, and Longwell's dorm rooms in “three days before”?
Short Essay Questions
1. What takes place during the game of Truth or Dare in "the last day"? What causes Miles and Alaska to wake up?
2. How does the Eagle respond when he catches Miles smoking in "twenty-seven days after"? What do Miles and Chip do after the Eagle leaves?
3. What assertions does Chip make regarding Miles's behavior and attitude in "thirteen days after"?
4. What is Chip's plan for memorializing Alaska in "sixty-nine days after"? How does Miles respond to the idea?
5. What epiphany does Miles come to during his World Religions class in "fifty-one days after"?
6. What information does Chip reveal to Takumi in "twenty-eight days after"? How does Takumi respond?
7. What "best day" stories are related from the characters during Alaska's game of Best Day/Worst Day in "two days before"?
8. What emotions does Miles express following Alaska's death in "two days after"?
9. How would you compare the narrative focus and tone of "Before" and "After" in Looking for Alaska?
10. Who knocks on Miles and Chip's dorm room door in the beginning of "the day after"? Where are they told to go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the social, cultural, economic, and religious aspects of the setting of the novel. Consider how resetting the story in a location like New York City or Los Angeles might change the plot, themes, or characters. What mannerisms and behaviors in the narrative are connected specifically to the setting? How would you compare the characters and themes in this novel with other novels set in the South?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Miles Halter and Chip Martin. How does Miles compare himself to Chip physically? How would you compare the mannerisms, language, and attitudes of the characters? What is Chip’s nickname and what is its significance? How does Miles’s nickname differ?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the narrative point of view from which the story of Looking for Alaska is related. Why do you think the author chooses to tell the story from a first-person narrative point of view? What are the benefits of this narrative style? What are the limitations? How do you think the story would differ if it were related from a different narrative perspective?
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