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. How does the narrator figure out that he is in London?

2. According to the narrator, why is Orion called Orion?

3. How long did the lady in the cafe say the narrator had been in the train station?

4. Who helps the narrator find the subway tunnel that he will take in London?

5. How does the narrator close out Chapter 167?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several chapters in the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, are missing from the novel. Why does the author choose to leave these chapters out? Do the missing chapters add to the mystery in the novel? Do you think these chapters contain any important information? How would the story changed if all the chapters were included in the novel? Would it be the same or different? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

There are several illustrations throughout the book. What roles do these illustration have in regards to the text in the novel? Why is it necessary for the author to include these illustrations? What do these illustrations say about the author? What do these illustrations say about Christopher? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Christopher has a deep fear of strangers. How does he overcome this fear during his adventure to London? What techniques does he use to cope with the strangers? Why is it significant that he is able to cope with being around the strangers? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.

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