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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Annie want to kill Melanie?
2. Which one of these items was not in the shoe box.
3. What person in her life does Annie connect with a character in Ben's life?
4. Who is tied to the table in Annie's place?
5. What does Annie dream the Nazis do to her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What has happened with Ben since Annie last saw him at Glenwood?
2. What kind of fee does Dr. Blumenfeld set up for Annie?
3. What does Dr. Blumenfeld say about Annie's attempt to kill Melanie?
4. What does Annie discover about the things that are in the box?
5. What memories does Annie have of her father?
6. Why has Annie forgotten the terrible things that her mother did to her?
7. What happens during the session where Melanie meets with Annie for the last time?
8. What is the main reason that Annie envisions killing herself?
9. What does Ben show Annie on their last day together?
10. Why does Annie make Ben wait to see her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider Annie's relationship with Melanie. Do you believe that Annie really wanted to kill Melanie? Why or why not? Was Annie, as Blumenfeld suggested, trying to heal Melanie? Defend your answer with examples from the book. Do you believe that Melanie really never knew Annie, or did she change during their time together? Do you agree with Blumenfeld's description of Melanie's departure as not being a goodbye, but just leaving?
Essay Topic 2
Who do you believe the little girl is that Annie sees at the beginning of the book? What about the girl in the doctor's office when Annie is admitted to the hospital? Who is the girl who plays chess with Telesporus when Annie is in the hospital? Do you believe these girls are different girls, or the same one? It is known that Annie had multiple personalities. Are these girls fragments of herself, or do they represent Annie as a young child? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Light is a recurring image in Annie's book. In many of her descriptive passages, Annie pays great attention to the light that is present or absent from a scene. At one point in her healing, Annie is even obsessed with painting the light. Supporting your answer with examples from the book, explain the importance of light in Annie's novel. What does this light represent?
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