The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why does the narrator not like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

2. What time was it when the narrator saw the dog laying on the grass?

3. According to the narrator, what group did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle join when he got old?

4. How many red cars does Christopher's bus consecutively pass on his way to school?

5. According to the narrator, what color is Gobi Aloo Sag?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Christopher learn in the first letter from his mother that he reads?

2. What is the significance of Christopher's dream in Chapter 229?

3. Describe The Case of the Cottingley Fairies.

4. What example does Christopher give of a mystery that is not a mystery? How is this mystery not a mystery? What technique does he use to diminish the mystery?

5. Why does Christopher say people believe in God? How does he view people that believe in God? What are Christopher's beliefs?

6. Describe the "How the Mind Works" experiment.

7. What strategy does Christopher use to cope with his new surroundings and large amounts of people at the train station?

8. What is significant about Christopher's behavior in Chapter 191?

9. How does Christopher respond to seeing four yellow cars on his way to school?

10. According to Christopher, what is time? What is not time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Christopher view reality? Does he live in the same reality as all of the other characters? Or does he live in an altered reality? Explain your answer. Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

What are Christopher's views on God? How does he view God? Does he believe in God? Why or why not? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 103, is the conversation about Parky and the ancient circuits relevant to the story of Christopher and Wellington, or is it just a clever device to slip in the double-entendre about the sleeping dog? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

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