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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 will the population of Algoe be until May 29th?
2. Why is Q frustrated with Ben?
3. What is causing the stench?
4. Who is Dr. Holden?
5. Where does the sentence that the boys find say you will go?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Q's dealing with the end of high school give him insight into Margo?
2. Why is Gus at the mini mall and what does he say about Margo?
3. What roles do Radar and Lacey assume for the trip to New York?
4. What do Q's parents say about humans mirroring each other?
5. What does Q realize about how he has mirrored Margo?
6. How does Q finally figure out where Margo is?
7. Why does Q become frustrated with Ben the morning after the prom?
8. What do Q and Radar talk about after Q calls him from hanging up with Ben?
9. Why does Q go to a party when Ben calls him?
10. What does Q resolve to find on Saturday and how do Q and Radar use what they find?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think Paper Towns is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
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