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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. Why do Margo and Q have to swim a nasty canal?
2. Who do the three boys speak to at Margo's house?
3. What does Margo say she is too vain to do?
4. Who does Q say rules the social hierarchy?
5. What embarrasses Radar?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Margo do to wreck vengeance on Jase?
2. What does Margo give Q to do with as he likes?
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. How does Q handle the problems with the school bullies?
5. What do Margo and Q do at the SunTrust Building?
6. Who questions Q about Margo's disappearance?
7. What does Q ask Margo to do after the Sea World adventure and how does he feel?
8. What does Margo say about her boyfriend, Jase, and what is Q's reaction?
9. Who is Robert Joyner and what do Margo and Q have to do with the man?
10. What do the three boys find in Margo's room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
There are a number of interesting questions raised by Paper Towns. Questions that Green most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Green's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Green's probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of John Green and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.
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