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. Who does Q say rules the social hierarchy?

2. How does Margo have money to buy some items she needs?

3. For what do Radar, Ben and Q wait?

4. How does Q hope to impress Margo?

5. What were Q's parents' occupations?

Short Essay Questions

1. About what does Q fantasize concerning Margo as he is going through her room for clues, and what does he decide to do?

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

3. What do Margo and Q do to Chuck Parson?

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

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

6. Why do Q and Ben take off the hinges of Margo's door and what do they find?

7. What does Margo do to wreck vengeance on Jase?

8. What happens when Q, Radar and Ben approach an abandoned building in their search for Margo?

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

10. What is Margo's relationship to Q?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

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