Paper Towns Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Green (author)
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How is Q starting to feel at school for the first time?

2. What does Lacey ask Q?

3. What happened when Ben Starling has a kidney infection?

4. Who is Lacey Pemberton?

5. For how long has Margo been gone when Q gets home to find some adults waiting for him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Margo offer to reward Q and what is his response?

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

3. What significant conversation do Ben and Q have in hour twelve?

4. What are Ben and Radar's theories about Margo and how does Q feel when he hears them?

5. What do Q and Radar talk about after Q calls him from hanging up with Ben?

6. How do Margo and Q break into Sea World and what do they do there?

7. What do Q and Margo talk about concerning the book Margo had started writing in fourth grade?

8. What does Margo do to wreck vengeance on Becca?

9. What is the parting scene like between Margo and Q at the end of the night?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Paper Towns, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Paper Towns. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of John Green.

2. What in Green's background may have helped him in writing Paper Towns? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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