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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 concept, which appeared in a newspaper column, does the narrator explain in Chapter 101?

2. What was the breed of the dog the narrator found on the grass?

3. What does Siobhan ask the narrator about at school on Monday in Chapter 149?

4. Why did the narrator like the grass?

5. Why is the narrator's father frustrated by the time they reach home from the police headquarters?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Christopher like timetables? When did he make timetables? What example of a timetable does he give the reader?

2. Describe Christopher's favorite dream.

3. Describe Christopher's adventures at the police headquarters.

4. How does Mrs. Shears behavior differ in Chapter 53 from her behavior the night that Wellington was killed (Chapter 5)?

5. How does Christopher escape the police officer in Chapter 211?

6. What does Christopher tell Mr. Jeavons about Terry? And why is it significant that he reveals his conversation with Terry?

7. Describe Christopher's feelings towards his father and how he deals with his feelings in Chapter 233?

8. How does Christopher compare his father's and mother's anger towards him?

9. How is Christopher's memory like a video player? And how is it different?

10. What happened to Toby in Chapter 227? How does the narrator save Toby?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

How is it that Christopher can look at the clouds and envision an alien spacecraft and other imaginary forms but is so totally closed off to the notion of anything that is not observable in the real universe? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Why does the novel not end when Christopher discovers the identity of Wellington's killer? Is the dog's death the real mystery of the novel or is the death of Christopher's mother the real mystery of the novel? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

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