Paper Towns Test | Final 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. Of what does Radar say Q needs to have a more realistic view?

2. What makes Q think Margo is planning a road trip?

3. What does Radar think Margo is going to do?

4. What does Dr. Holden suggest Q do?

5. What change does Q find in a calender?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Q finally figure out where Margo is?

2. What are Ben and Radar's theories about Margo and how does Q feel when he hears them?

3. Why is Q relieved when they find a raccoon?

4. What do Q's parents say about humans mirroring each other?

5. What significant conversation do Ben and Q have in hour twelve?

6. To whom does Q ask about the Walt Whitman poem, "Song of Myself" and what does he learn from the person?

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

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

9. Why is Gus at the mini mall and what does he say about Margo?

10. What changes does Q find in the mini mall?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 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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