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 is Travis's father's boss at work?

2. What does Cate say she is no longer doing in Chapter 21?

3. Where do Travis and Kyle go to a party in Chapter 21?

4. What did Cate give to Travis after he told her that he loved her?

5. What does Hatton say "is the only way for some people to be happy" in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kyle confess in Chapter 22?

2. How is Travis's encounter with Cate described in Chapter 21?

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

4. What are some examples of foreshadowing seen in Chapters 5-9?

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

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

7. How are the themes of the past, the present, and friendship developed in Chapters 14-18?

8. What memory does Travis have in flashback in Chapter 20?

9. Whom does Travis go to see in Chapter 11? What do they discuss?

10. How are the scientific elements of Travis's transplant described in the narrative?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the character of Lawrence Ramsey. What is the basis of Travis's friendship with Lawrence? How old is Ramsey and where does he live? What advice does Ramsey give to Travis?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting of the Triton Theatre and discuss its relevance in the novel. What nostalgia surrounds this setting for Travis? What items from the theatre did he once own? What has happened to them?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Travis's friendship with Hatton in the novel. When and where does Travis meet Hatton? How is Hatton similar to Travis's other friends? How is he different?

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