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Paper Towns Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Green (author)
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Paper Towns is? Explain your response.

Margo hates everything normal about herself and feels no one around her is authentic. She seems to be a person fully alienated and critical of her society and her social group. She does not fit into any of the social groups even though she is admired by her peers.

1. What do you think a student should do if she/he doesn't fit into the crowd at school? Use examples from Paper Towns and your life to support your answer.

2. What do you think makes a student stick out from others? Use examples from Paper Towns and your life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think Margo feels different from her peers? Use examples from Paper Towns and your life to support your answer.

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?

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