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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 Radar think Margo is going to do?
2. Of what does Otis Warren assure Q?
3. About what does Q lie to his parents?
4. After how many days do Lacey and Ben think Margo will return?
5. To what does Q compare Margo?
Short Essay Questions
1. What transpires the first five hours of their trip?
2. What clue does Q try to figure out and track down?
3. What does Q do at Holly Meadows?
4. How does Q vacillate about his search for Margo, but what does he do instead of the prom concerning her?
5. Why is Q relieved when they find a raccoon?
6. What does Q find when he searches the shelves again and what does he realize from that?
7. What roles do Radar and Lacey assume for the trip to New York?
8. What are Ben and Radar's theories about Margo and how does Q feel when he hears them?
9. To whom does Q ask about the Walt Whitman poem, "Song of Myself" and what does he learn from the person?
10. What does Q realize when he re-reads the Whitman poem?
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
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
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Paper Towns.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Paper Towns. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Paper Towns. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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