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. What was on the front cover the card the narrator sent to his mother while she was in the hospital?

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

3. In Chapter 97, where does the narrator go after he arrives home from school?

4. What profession does the narrator tell his readers he would be good at?

5. Why was Mrs. Gascoyne initially not going to allow the narrator to take the A-level exam?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Father upset with Christopher in Chapter 79?

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

4. What is the purpose of Chapter 199?

5. How does Christopher explain Mr. and Mrs. Shears' relationship?

6. How does Christopher alert Siobhan that he knows about his Mother and Mr. Shears? And what advice does she give him about the new information that he has?

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

8. Why does Christopher say that it is silly to name constellations for their shapes? What are two examples he gives for his reasoning?

9. What happens to Christopher during the six days he waits to look at the letters?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are Christopher's three most significant accomplishments in this book? Why are these accomplishments so significant? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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