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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 continue to do on Monday?
2. What is spray painted on a wall when the boys break into an abandoned building?
3. What does Ben call Margo?
4. About what does Q think Whitman was too optimistic?
5. Where does Q think Margo might be waiting for him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Ben and Radar's theories about Margo and how does Q feel when he hears them?
2. What do Q and Lacey talk about in the bathroom?
3. What does Q decide after seeing the changes at the mini mall?
4. Why is Q relieved when they find a raccoon?
5. What transpires in hours seven through eleven?
6. How does Q finally figure out where Margo is?
7. To whom does Q ask about the Walt Whitman poem, "Song of Myself" and what does he learn from the person?
8. What does Q realize when he re-reads the Whitman poem?
9. What changes does Q find in the mini mall?
10. What significant conversation do Ben and Q have in hour twelve?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Characters are an important part of what makes Paper Towns interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Quentin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Margo. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Jase. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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