Paper Towns Test | Final Test - Hard

John Green (author)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dr. Holden tell Q?

2. Where does Q find Lacey?

3. Where does Q want to visit?

4. What does Dr. Holden suggest Q do?

5. What does Chuck say he admires Q doing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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