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. What illustration does the narrator include in Chapter 229?

2. What happens when the narrator goes to Mrs. Shears' house?

3. Who told the narrator to write descriptions?

4. After the six days, what does the narrator do when he returns home from school in Chapter 157?

5. Who does the narrator ask to watch Toby while he goes to visit his mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Christopher not tell Father that he knows about Mother leaving with Mr. Shears? Why does Christopher not tell his Father that he has written about this in his novel? Why does Christopher not tell his father that he has found Mother's letters? Does he think father will be upset that Christopher knows this information? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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