Noggin Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Corey Whaley
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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. Who calls Travis in Chapter 19?

2. Travis considers that his situation and the circumstances of his friends are what in Chapter 22?

3. What word from Chapter 18 refers to something being plentiful or abundant?

4. What do Travis, Cate, and Kyle go out to eat in Chapter 21?

5. Whom does Travis see for a checkup in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the themes of the past and present deveoped in Chapters 19-22?

2. What thoughts and actions does Travis describe in the beginning of Chapter 6?

3. What does Travis remark about scarves in Chapter 6?

4. How does the title of the book come into play in Chapter 7? Who uses this name?

5. What does Travis remark about his friendship with Hatton in Chapter 20? What leads to this?

6. What inner conflict does Travis face in Chapter 12? How does he address this conflict?

7. How does Travis respond when he encounters Cate in Chapter 17?

8. What does Travis discuss with Dr. Saranson in Chapter 10?

9. What is Travis's objective in Chapter 16? How does he go about achieving that objective?

10. What are some examples of foreshadowing in Chapters 1-4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Travis's experiences during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in the novel. With whom does Travis spend the holidays? How does he feel about these characters? How does he feel about the experiences he has during the holidays?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Jeremy Pratt and what is his relationship to the protagonist? How does Travis learn about Jeremy Pratt? What does he learn about him? What does Jeremy signify to Travis?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the linear structure of Noggin. When and where does the author employ flashbacks? How are these instances differentiated from the present timeline? Why does the author employ flashbacks in each instance?

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