The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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The Curious incident of the dog in the night-timeClose reading questions.CHAPTER 7.He says ‘I do not like proper novels, in proper novels people say things like “I am veined with iron, with silver and with streaks of common mud. I cannon contract into the firm first which those clench who do not depend of stimulus.” What does this mean? I do not know’.He likes mystery novels because ‘it is like a puzzle’ and he doesn’t think like the average teenager would.CHAPTER 11.Christopher sees the world as black and white this means that he sees something right or wrong there is not in-between, he does not fully understand everything that happens to him. He does not lie to people and he tells it how it is.Christopher likes policemen and feels safe with them, but this police man who was asking him questions made him feel uneasy as it says in the book that ‘he was asking too many questions and he was asking them to quickly’CHAPTER 13.There are no jokes in this book because Christopher does not understand them and he cannot tell them either. But we find the book funny because the use of words he uses to describe what he is doing is funny.CHAPTER 17.Christopher feels calmer because as he says in the book ‘it is what the police say on the TV’.He likes that it is a fact and it is something you can work out in your own mind.CHAPTER 19.Because they are very logical but you could never work out the rules.CHAPTER 29.The First reason is because they do a lot of talking without using words, for example raising an eyebrow and the second reason is because ‘people talk using metaphors’Because he says it should be called a lie and when he tries to picture it in his head, it confuses him.Because he is telling us what the word metaphor means.1. Raining cats and dogs2. Good as gold3. Cold as ice4. Cute as a button5. a little birdie told me6. You are my sunshine7. Time is money8. He/she is a chicken9. He/she is a night owl10. Fit as a fiddleBecause he does not want his name to be a story about being kind and helpful he wants his name to mean him.CHAPTER 31.Christopher does not fine similes as confusing as metaphors Because he can picture it in his mind and he thinks it is not a lie.CHAPTER 37.He doesn’t like because when he was younger his mother used to say that lying was for bad people and that if he does tell a lie he just over thinks and thinks about all the things that didn’t happen.CHAPTER 47.He says “I like things in nice order and one way for things being in nice order was to be logical.CHAPTER 59.Because he does not know what his father means by ‘staying out of other people’s business’He got straight to the chase and he kept it to him selfCHAPTER 67.He does not like talking to strangers because he has not met them before and he doesn’t understand them.He made a ‘chain of reasoning’ in his head which helped him figure out who the main suspect was.CHAPTER 83.Christopher says he would be a good astronaut because he is good at the things you need to be one, but he says he would have to be an astronaut on his own and there must be not yellow or brown things.CHAPTER 101.In the book Christopher stated talking about how there was a famous story called ‘the monty hall problem’ and once he has explained what it is he says that Mr. Jeavous was wrong because numbers are sometimes complicated and are not very straight forward at all.CHAPTER 107. Christopher admires Sherlock Holmes because they have things in common like how when they both very interested in something they concentrate on that and ignore everything elese around them.CHAPTER 139.DEFINITION: a scientific and philosophic rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities.     ORIGIN: The principle of Occam's razor is generally attributed to William of Ockham (also spelled Occam), an English theologian, logician, and Franciscan friar.

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