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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 is one of the places Q and Margo stop?
2. What rumor prevents Ben from getting dates?
3. What are there an abundance of in Margo's room?
4. Who is Otis Warren?
5. Who does Margo have to bribe?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Q do in class concerning the night with Margo and why does he wonder about her?
2. Why do Q and Ben take off the hinges of Margo's door and what do they find?
3. About what does Q fantasize concerning Margo as he is going through her room for clues, and what does he decide to do?
4. What is the parting scene like between Margo and Q at the end of the night?
5. How do Margo and Q break into Sea World and what do they do there?
6. Who visits Q near midnight one night and what does she want?
7. What is Margo's relationship to Q?
8. Why are things chaotic at school and what are a couple incidents that happen as a result?
9. Describe Ben Starlling and his relationship to Q.
10. What does Margo ask Q when they are driving around, and where do they go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss Paper Towns based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Paper Towns is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Paper Towns a successful novel? What about young teens?
Essay Topic 2
Characters are an important part of what makes Paper Towns interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Quentin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Margo. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Jase. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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