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

Over the course of Paper Towns, Quentin grows as a person in both complexity and understanding. Paper Towns might be considered a slice of Quentin's larger story of his "coming of age." It might be said that Paper Towns is a "bildungsroman" of Quentin Jacobsen. Discuss the following:

1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.

2. Trace and analyze the character of Quentin as he changes from a more carefree, innocent boy to a wiser, young man. What are the significant events that change Quentin?

3. After thoroughly analyzing Quentin 's growth throughout Paper Towns, do you think Paper Towns could be considered Quentin 's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?

4. Are there any other characters in Paper Towns who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?

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

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?

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