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. Where in Travis's house is the urn that holds his ashes?

2. What word from Chapter 14 refers to a speech or writing in praise for one who has died?

3. What does Kyle tearfully confess in Chapter 22?

4. Who makes a toast to Travis during dinner in Chapter 14?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What information does Cate relate to Travis in Chapter 18?

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

4. What does Kyle confess in Chapter 22?

5. What is the symbolic or metaphorical significance of Travis's experience at the movie theater in Chapter 13?

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

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

8. To whom does Travis reach out for help and advice in Chapter 4? What advice is he given?

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

10. How does Travis respond to the "fan mail" he reads in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolism and metaphor surrounding Travis's scar from his surgery. How do different characters respond to Travis's scar? What does Travis think of his scar and attempts to hide it?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the character of Kyle in the novel. For how long has Travis known Kyle? Why is their relationship strained after Travis's reanimation? What is the secret Kyle has been hiding?

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