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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 do Ben, Q, Radar and Lacey explain to their parents?
2. Of what does Otis Warren assure Q?
3. Why does Q at first think Margo would not stay at the mini mall for very long?
4. Where does Lacey think Margo is?
5. What is spray painted on a wall when the boys break into an abandoned building?
Short Essay Questions
1. What changes does Q find in the mini mall?
2. What do the boys find that leads them into a souvenir shop and how do they feel when they leave the mini mall?
3. What significant conversation do Ben and Q have in hour twelve?
4. What does Q do in the souvenir shop while waiting?
5. Why does Q become frustrated with Ben the morning after the prom?
6. What does Q resolve to find on Saturday and how do Q and Radar use what they find?
7. What does Q decide after seeing the changes at the mini mall?
8. What do Q and Lacey talk about in the bathroom?
9. What roles do Radar and Lacey assume for the trip to New York?
10. To whom does Q ask about the Walt Whitman poem, "Song of Myself" and what does he learn from the person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Paper Towns. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of fitting in in Paper Towns. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to fit into their social structure? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of change in Paper Towns. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with change? Why? What are some symbols of change? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
4. Trace and analyze the theme of authenticity in Paper Towns. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with being authentic? Why? What are some symbols of authenticity? Symbols of falsehood? What characters seem authentic?
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