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. What did Margo and Q do in the sixth grade that Q wants to do that night?

2. What is RHAPAW?

3. What does Margo do to a Lexus?

4. Who is Chuck Parson?

5. What were Q's parents' occupations?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Q do in class concerning the night with Margo and why does he wonder about her?

2. How does Q's dealing with the end of high school give him insight into Margo?

3. What does the prologue say about miracles?

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

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

6. What do Margo and Q do at the SunTrust Building?

7. What roles do Radar and Lacey assume for the trip to New York?

8. What do Q and Lacey talk about in the bathroom?

9. What does Margo say about her boyfriend, Jase, and what is Q's reaction?

10. What does Q find when he searches the shelves again and what does he realize from that?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Quentin is no exception. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze situations when Quentin demonstrates his intelligence and his morals. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Quentin's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.

3. Discuss how you think Quentin 's admirable traits makes him do what he does about finding Margo. Have his flaws impacted his life? How do his flaws influence his handling of the Margo mystery?

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in Paper Towns? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in Paper Towns including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Paper Towns and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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