Directions: Select the best possible answer to each question.
__B___ 1. As The Fault in Our Stars begins, the narrator, Hazel, states that depression “is not a side effect of cancer.” According to her, depression is actually a side effect of _________. a. smoking b. dying c. living d. loving e. laughing
__C___ 2. Hazel talks about her new friend Gus having a harmartia. What is a hamartia? a. a bad habit b. a small disfigurement c. a tragic flaw d. a sense of humor
__D__ 3. Augustus explains to Hazel that his cigarettes are “metaphorical.” Which of the following best explains the metaphorical nature of Augustus’s cigarette habit? a. He only smokes a cigarette when he meets a “smoking hot girl.” b. He only smoke cigarettes occasionally to remind himself of his disease and struggles. c. He doesn’t actually smoke the cigarette, but he does eat them as a sign of life eating away at him. d. He doesn’t actually smoke the cigarette, but he puts it in his mouth as a sign of taking the power away from the very thing that attempted to take the power from him.
__C___ 4. Hazel frequently says that her lungs “suck” at _______________. a. drowning b. swimming c. being lungs d. healing e. loving
__C___ 5. What decorates the walls of Augustus and his family’s house? a. Bad family photographs b. Shelves of books about cancer c. Corny, positive life affirmations d. Augustus’s childhood artwork
__B___ 6. Which of these statements best describes Hazel’s interactions with Kaitlyn, her best friend from when she attended traditional school? a. Both of the girls laugh constantly at all of their ex-boyfriends. b. Hazel feels somewhat detached and removed from Kaitlyn and her lifestyle. c. Hazel absolutely hates Kaitlyn because she is always healthy and fun. d. Kaitlyn never wants to talk about anything with Hazel due to Hazel’s