Will Grayson, Will Grayson Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Green (author)
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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. Will Grayson 1's father assumes that Will Grayson 1 will choose what career?

2. Jane and Will Grayson 1 take a walk after the concert and head toward what landmark?

3. When Will Grayson 2 receives a call at the same time as Will Grayson 1 receives a call, who is calling Will Grayson 2?

4. Tiny thinks that Will Grayson 1 is incapable of taking what action?

5. To what restaurant do Tiny, Jane, and Will Grayson 1 go before the Maybe Dead Cats concert?

Short Essay Questions

1. The first time Will Grayson 1 calls Jane, what aspect of the conversation causes him to believe he has failed to impress Jane?

2. In what way are Tiny and Will Grayson 2 foils for one another?

3. What are Will Grayson 1's two rules in life?

4. What is Tiny Dancer and why is it a source of conflict?

5. Who is Tiny?

6. Describe the protagonist Will Grayson 1, who is featured in Chapter 1 of the novel.

7. What passion is shared by the characters Tiny, Will Grayson 1, and Jane?

8. Why does Jane end up wanting to end her first phone conversation with Will Grayson 1?

9. Characterize Will Grayson 2's outlook on life.

10. For what reason is Will Grayson 1 unable to gain entry to the Maybe Dead Cats concert?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the interplay between the resolution of Will Grayson, Will Grayson and one of the novel's main messages. How do Green and Levithan make connections between these elements and how does their juxtaposition help them get across one main message of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Trace the characterization arc of Tiny’s character throughout the novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Discuss whether Tiny is a round or flat character and whether Tiny is a static or dynamic character. Be sure to discuss the way in which Tiny's musical parallels his own personal journey.

Essay Topic 3

Write a critical essay about Will Grayson, Will Grayson while using the critical power theory lens of Marxist theory. Use textual evidence to back up your strong, specific claim regarding the novel's treatment of issues such as socioeconomic status, hierarchies, wealth, class, or any other issues related to Marxist theory that can be found in the novel.

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