Paper Towns Test | Mid-Book 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. Who is Lacey?

2. Who is Q's date to the prom?

3. What is Part XI of Margo's plan?

4. What does Margo say is extremely small?

5. What has Margo just found out about Jase?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Margo and Q do to Chuck Parson?

2. What does Margo ask Q when they are driving around, and where do they go?

3. How does Q feel the next morning and who does he tell about his escapades with Margo at Chuck's house?

4. Who is Robert Joyner and what do Margo and Q have to do with the man?

5. What happens when Q, Radar and Ben approach an abandoned building in their search for Margo?

6. Describe Radar and his relationship to Q.

7. What does Lacey want when she approaches Q at school?

8. About what does Q fantasize concerning Margo as he is going through her room for clues, and what does he decide to do?

9. What does Margo do to wreck vengeance on Jase?

10. What does the prologue say about miracles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Paper Towns.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Paper Towns. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Paper Towns. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Paper Towns help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Paper Towns? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Paper Towns to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Paper Towns. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of fitting in in Paper Towns. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to fit into their social structure? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of change in Paper Towns. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with change? Why? What are some symbols of change? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

4. Trace and analyze the theme of authenticity in Paper Towns. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with being authentic? Why? What are some symbols of authenticity? Symbols of falsehood? What characters seem authentic?

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