Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does the prologue say about miracles?
The prologue notes that everyone gets to experience one miracle in their lives. The author's (Q or Quentin) miracle is knowing Margo Roth Spiegelman.
2. What is Margo's relationship to Q?
Margo and Q were both born in Jefferson Park in Orlando, Florida. They had known one another since they were two years old and they played together until they were nine. Margo had always been gorgeous and Q had always had a crush on her.
3. Who is Robert Joyner and what do Margo and Q have to do with the man?
One of Q's last memories with Margo occurred when the two of them found a dead man in a park. Q wanted to report the man to his parents and then the police. He surmises this is because he was "well-adjusted" due to the fact that both of his parents were therapists. But Margo wanted to investigate. Margo later learned that the man's name was Robert Joyner, that he was a lawyer, thirty-six and somewhat mentally disturbed. Apparently his divorce had pushed him to commit suicide.
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