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 Otis Warren assure Q?

2. What does Q continue to do on Monday?

3. How does Radar help Q?

4. What is causing the stench?

5. How does Ben take care of having to pee?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Q do in the souvenir shop while waiting?

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

3. How does Q's dealing with the end of high school give him insight into Margo?

4. How does Q vacillate about his search for Margo, but what does he do instead of the prom concerning her?

5. What does Q realize about how he has mirrored Margo?

6. What does Q decide after seeing the changes at the mini mall?

7. What do the boys find that leads them into a souvenir shop and how do they feel when they leave the mini mall?

8. Why does Q become frustrated with Ben the morning after the prom?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Paper Towns, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Paper Towns. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Paper Towns. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Green chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Green chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Green's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Green use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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.

(see the answer keys)

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