Looking for Alaska 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. Where does Miles go to smoke in the end of “eight days before”?

2. What is the name of the liquor store that Chip, Takumi, and Miles go to in "forty-five days after"?

3. How much money does Chip give to Maxx for his participation in the school prank in "one hundred two days after"?

4. What does the police officer say was in Alaska's backseat when she died in "thirteen days after"?

5. How far away from campus was Alaska when she died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What assertions does Chip make regarding Miles's behavior and attitude in "thirteen days after"?

2. What does Chip reveal to Miles and Takumi after his phone call with Jake in "twenty-nine days after"?

3. What "best day" stories are related from the characters during Alaska's game of Best Day/Worst Day in "two days before"?

4. 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?

5. What "experiment" do Miles and Chip attempt to conduct in "twenty-seven days after"? How do they go about conducting this experiment?

6. What words do Miles and Chip discover in Alaska's favorite book in "seven days after"? What do they infer from these words?

7. What is the main subject of Miles's focus in "four days before"? What are Chip and Alaska doing during this time?

8. What plan does Alaska announce to Miles, Takumi, and Chip in "eight days before"?

9. Where do Miles and his friends go to discuss their plans for the pre-prank in "three days before"? How do they get past the Eagle?

10. How would you compare the narrative focus and tone of "Before" and "After" in Looking for Alaska?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the themes of philosophy and religion in Looking for Alaska. How do these themes connect to the theme of Miles’s search for meaning? How has the author developed these themes using symbolism, imagery, character development, and plot structure?

Essay Topic 2

Define “literary allusion” and identify examples of this device in Looking for Alaska. What authors, poets, and historical figures does John Green cite throughout the story? How do these examples relate to the characters and themes in Looking for Alaska? How has the author incorporated these allusions in the text?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the family lives of Miles, Alaska, and Chip in the narrative. How are they similar? How are they different? What do you think family means to Miles? How has his sense of family shifted since his arrival at Culver Creek? How does this theme relate to the themes of loyalty, philosophy, and religion in the novel?

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