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

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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 do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Paper Towns based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Paper Towns is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Paper Towns a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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