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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 does Q do at Holly Meadows?
2. Why does Q think Ben should be more helpful?
3. What does Q continue to do on Monday?
4. What do Ben, Q, Radar and Lacey explain to their parents?
5. What does Q find on Saturday morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Q find when he searches the shelves again and what does he realize from that?
2. What are Ben and Radar's theories about Margo and how does Q feel when he hears them?
3. What does Q resolve to find on Saturday and how do Q and Radar use what they find?
4. What do the boys find that leads them into a souvenir shop and how do they feel when they leave the mini mall?
5. What does Q do in the souvenir shop while waiting?
6. What do Q and Radar talk about after Q calls him from hanging up with Ben?
7. What does Q do at Holly Meadows?
8. Why does Q go to a party when Ben calls him?
9. What changes does Q find in the mini mall?
10. What do Q's parents say about humans mirroring each other?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many people were running from their problems, such as jobs they hated, marriages which were bad or escaping from relatives they did not like, by leaving for the gold fields. Many realized very quickly that no matter how far they ran their character flaws were always there. Margo has run from her problems but then finds she must face the central cause of his problems, herself.
1. Running from problems by going somewhere else is called a "geographic cure." Discuss what do you think this means.
2. Do you believe taking the geographic cure is a good idea or a bad idea? Why or why not? Could it be different depending on the circumstance? How did running help Margo? How did it harm her?
3. Discuss two situations that might respond well to a geographic cure and two that wouldn't be helped with on. Does Margo's determination to leave home seem like a geographic cure? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Paper Towns and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Paper Towns is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
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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