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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 realize about Margo?
2. What is one area Q pinpoints for finding Margo?
3. About what concerning Margo is Q convinced?
4. What will the population of Algoe be until May 29th?
5. What does Ben want Q to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Ben and Radar's theories about Margo and how does Q feel when he hears them?
2. What transpires in hours seven through eleven?
3. What does Q realize when he re-reads the Whitman poem?
4. How does Q's dealing with the end of high school give him insight into Margo?
5. What transpires the first five hours of their trip?
6. Why does Q become frustrated with Ben the morning after the prom?
7. To whom does Q ask about the Walt Whitman poem, "Song of Myself" and what does he learn from the person?
8. What roles do Radar and Lacey assume for the trip to New York?
9. What do the boys find that leads them into a souvenir shop and how do they feel when they leave the mini mall?
10. What clue does Q try to figure out and track down?
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
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
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss Paper Towns based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Paper Towns is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Paper Towns a successful novel? What about young teens?
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