the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

ongoing study assignment


For the following OSA, complete the reading assignment and then complete the activity for that section of the book.


before you read

Before You Read Assignment

Before You Read Presentation - we did this in class



chapters 2 - 19

Assignment #1
(Extra Credit - Daily Grade)


chapters 23 - 47

Assignment #2

Mine Sweeper Class Record:

Josh T. 9 seconds c/o2017


chapters 53 - 67


Assignment #3

Possible quiz questions for chapter 67:

  1. Why does Christopher say he does not normally talk to strangers?
  2. What does he bring with him for protection?
  3. When asked if she might know anyone who would want to make Mrs. Shears sad, what is the lady's response?
  4. Why doesn't Christoper go to the house next door?
  5. What is the name of Christopher's pet?
  6. Who is the Prime Suspect?
  7. Pay attention to Mr. Thompson's shirt.

chapters 71 - 89


Assignment #4


Sample A Level Maths Test



chapters 97 - 103

Chapter 97 is very important to the mystery of this novel.

Assignment # 5


Monty Hall


chapters 107 - 113

Assignment #6
(Extra Credit - Test Grade)



chapters 127 - 139

Assignment #7

Possible Quiz questions:
Chapter 127:

  1. What does Christopher forget to do that ends up getting him in trouble?
  2. What specifically makes Father mad?
  3. What does Father do that surprizes Christopher?
  4. What does Christopher do to Father?
  5. What most likely happens to the book?

Chapter 131:

  1. What two colors does Christopher hate?
  2. Why does he hate corn (besides color)?

Chapter 137:

  1. Does Christopher think Father loves him?
  2. What does Father do to "make up" for the other day?
  3. What do we learn happened when Christopher blanks out in 127?

chapters 149 - 157

Assignment # 8

Possible quiz questions:

Chapter 157:

  1. According to the second letter, whose fault is it that Christopher's mom leaves?
  2. What kind of mom does Mother say she is?
  3. Why does his mom want to leave her job at Chartered Surveyors?
  4. Why does Christopher stop reading the letters?
  5. What does Fatehr do to Christopher after finding him in his room with the letters?

Possible extra credit:

Pay attention to Tyrone


chapters 163 & 167

Assignment # 9

Possible quiz questions:

Chapter 163:

  1. What is in the canister of Smarties?
  2. What is a homunculus?

Chapter 167:

  1. What promise does Father make Christopher?
  2. What does Father confess to Christopher?
  3. What does Christopher decide to do?

Possible extra credit question:

What Pixar movie uses homunculi?



chapters 173 & 179



Assignment # 10


chapters 181 & 191



Assignment # 11

chapters 193 - 199

Assignment # 12



chapters 211 & 223




Assignment # 13


chapter 227




Assignment # 14

chapters 229 - 233



Assignment # 15


autism links

This is a great place that helps autistic people here in North Carolina. The Spring 2007 classes donated: $301.00!






other links


mark haddon

Mark Haddon's Web Site - This very weird site gives more information on his other literary and artistic works. Did I mention that it is weird?


Test Review

There will be matching on these characters -

Christopher - Father - Mother - Mrs. Gascoyne - Siobhan - Wellington - Sandy - Rev. Peters - Mr. Shears - Mrs. Shears - Rhodri - The drug neighbors - Mrs. Alexander - Sandy - Toby - Tyrone

Know -

Stream of consciousness - red herring - unreliable narrator

Figure out the symbolism of the lightning hitting the tree



Do you have a copy of this book that you don't want any more (used is fine) and are willing to donate it to the class for future classes to use? I'll give you 200 team points for it or an immunity idol (your choice).

There is a play based on this book. Watch the trailer here:






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