All questions and answers must be typed. Your name should be typed at the top of each page. Bring Looking for Alaska, these questions, and Death of a Salesman to class the Monday we return from break. 1. Discuss the book’s unusual structure. Why do you suppose Green chose this strategy for telling his story? How else might he have structured the same material? 2. Miles tells the story from his own first-person voice. How might the book differ if it had been told in Alaska’s voice or the Colonel’s? Or in the voice of an omniscient narrator? 3. The Colonel says, “everybody’s got a talent.” Do you? Explain (5-10 sentences). 4. Miles’ teacher Dr. Hyde tells him to “be present.” What does this mean? 5. John Green worked for a time as a chaplain in a children’s hospital. How do you think that influenced the writing of Looking For Alaska? 6. What do you think “The Great Perhaps” means? 7. Miles tells the reader about the last words of some notable individuals. Choose one that he discusses and explain why it’s your favorite. Then, look up a notable person who interests you and investigate what his or her last words were. What do you think about them? How do they make you feel? Explain (4-8 sentences).