Special Sub-Topic: Till Death Do Us Part
|What is the name of April's doctor?|
Dr. Sorenson. This doctor told her that she has a tumor growing by her brain. They use radation to shrink it.
|Cystic fibrosis affects these body part. |
Lungs and pancreas. Cystic fibrosis causes your lungs to get clogged with mucus. You have to have special therapy to remove it. A therapist pounds on the person's back and chest, causing the person to cough up mucus. After this, the person can breathe more easily.
Most people with CF also have problems with their pancreas. They have to take pills before they eat.
|Who is April's former boyfriend?|
Chris. He couldn't handle her condition, so they broke up. April has no regrets about this. Neither does Mark.
|Cystic fibrosis causes girls to become sterile.|
f. Cystic fibrosis causes boys to become sterile. In the book, Mark doesn't tell April this; his mother mentions it. That made April mad, that he didn't trust her.
|Where does Mark meet April?|
her hospital room. April was in for testing, and Mark was there because his CF had gotten out of control.
|Why didn't Mark want April to learn how to do his therapy?|
he didn't want her to get grossed out. There is no cure for CF. Once they married, doing Mark's therapy would become April's responsibility.
|Where did Mark first kiss April on the lips?
in the street, under a street light. Mark kissed April's hand in the hospital, but their first real kiss was under the street light. They had just had an arguement, and he was really sorry.
|When did Mark propose?|
his birthday. He proposed to her in the hospital, but she knew that he was just trying to break the ice. He proposed in his apartment, on his birthday.
|When Mark gave April the ring, he had it in a series of boxes. How many did she open to get the ring?|
ten. He was playing a game. All he managed to do was get her to crack up.
|How old does Mark turn in the book?
22. They have a birthday party for him at his house.
|Mark loves to race cars from the seventies.|
false. Mark loves to race old fifties cars.
|A gift from April saves Mark's life. What gift is it?
flame-retardant racing suit. She gave him the flame-retardent racing suit for his birthday.
|What were Mark's last words to April?|
Until...Paradise. Mark's last wish was to see April in her wedding gown. She comes in his room, and a priest marries them. Mark goes beyond hearing before they say their vows. I wonder if April is a widow now?
|What was the cause of Mark's hospitalization?|
a racing accident. He was at the track, when another car's engine caught fire. Mark tried to go around him, but Mark's car nicked the other one's bumper, and his car caught fire and flipped.
|Where did Mark first tell April that he loved her?|
in his bedroom. They were having a date on the roof, but he told her in his room.
|Why was Mark uneasy about April seeing his room? |
He thought the medicine bottles would creep her out. He was afraid that the high number of medicine bottles would scare her off.
|On the roof, Mark gave April a necklace. What did it have engraved on it?|
her name. His half of the necklace had his name on him on it. They fit together, forming a complete heart.
|At the hospital, what was Mark's last regret?
that he didn't get to see her as his bride. He knew he was going to die. He wanted to see her as his bride.
|At the funeral, what did April toss in the casket?|
her half of the necklace. Mark had his half of the necklace around his neck; April thought it was incomplete, so she added hers.
|Why did April want to go on vacation after Mark died?|
all of these (she needed to get away from Mark's memory, She needed time to grieve, She was tired of being cold.). She wanted to escape and have time to think. She wanted to go somewhere warm, because she was "tired of being cold." She needed time to grieve, and she wanted to go somewhere warm, because she was cold without Mark.
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