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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Father kill the dog?

2. In Chapter 227, what is Mother doing when she arrives to her home and Christopher is awaiting her arrival?

3. What does the narrator do when his father falls asleep in Chapter 167?

4. What were the two orangutans doing in the photograph in Chapter 223?

5. Why does the narrator like timetables?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

A major theme in the book is rage. How does Christopher express his rage? How does Father express his rage? How does Mother express her rage? What similarities are there in the way the family expresses their rage? What differences are here in the way the family expresses their rage? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Death is a theme in the book with Christopher believing that his mother is dead and discovering a dead Wellington on the lawn. However, it is through Wellington's death that Christopher discovers his mother is alive. Why do you think Christopher's father told Christopher that his mother was dead? Why would he create the story about Mother dying at the hospital? Did Father's action symbolize his burying of his relationship with mother? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

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