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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon

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Study Questions & Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

1. Wellington, which Christopher discovers dead at the outset of the novel, is what kind of animal?

2. What implement was used to kill Wellington?

3. Why does the police officer arrest Christopher at the murder scene?

4. How do Father and Mother express to Christopher that they love him?

5. According to Christopher’s system, what kind of day will it be if Christopher sees four yellow cars in a row?

6. What would Christopher like to be at the start of the book?

7. What does Christopher use to label the book’s chapters?

8. Which test does Christopher want to be the first at his school to take?

9. What genre does Christopher label his book as?

10. Who is Siobhan?

11. What is Christopher’s favorite book?

12. What does The Case of the Cottingley Fairies refer to?

13. Which colors does Christopher dislike?

14. What concept does the Monty Hall problem demonstrate?

15. To what does Christopher compare his memory?

16. Where does Father take Christopher to apologize for their fight?

17. Who is Toby?

18. Where does Christopher find the letters from Mother?

19. How does Christopher define love?

20. Where does Christopher spend the night after Father confesses to killing Wellington?

21. Which of the following is not a logic puzzle, concept, or rule, mentioned in the novel?

22. From sight, Christopher would be able to recognize which of the following facial expressions?

23. At the end of the novel, what does Father give to Christopher?

24. Which of the following characters is alive at the end of the novel?

25. At the end of the novel, Christopher is hopeful for the future for all but which of the following reasons?

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