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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. How many times was Annie hospitalized as a baby?
2. What was Annie afraid would happen if she didn't eat?
3. Annie wonders if a certain creature surrounds she and Ben during their play. What is this creature?
4. What does Annie make Ben do before she will see him?
5. How old was Annie when her father committed suicide?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Dr. Blumenfeld determine that it is significant to Annie that he locks his office door during their sessions?
2. Why does Annie make Ben wait to see her?
3. Why has Annie forgotten the terrible things that her mother did to her?
4. Describe Ben's reaction when he first sees Annie after their separation.
5. What painful situation does Rachel remind Annie of during one of their sessions?
6. How does Ben finally get to see inside one of the residential cottages?
7. Why is Ben's play about the burning house significant?
8. Why does Blumenfeld believe that Melanie never really changed as a therapist, despite Annie's opinion that she did change?
9. What does Dr. Blumenfeld say about Annie's attempt to kill Melanie?
10. Why does Annie believe a child's earliest memories are forgotten?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Shining is a term that can be used to describe a means of nonverbal communication between two people. With this definition in mind, do you believe that Annie and Ben had this sort of relationship? Why or why not? Defend your answer with examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Prepare a character sketch for Melanie. Be sure to include aspects such as 1. physical appearance, 2. technique in working with Annie, 3. Melanie's role in the novel, 4. who Melanie represents to Annie.
Essay Topic 3
The first time one reads Annie's novel, much of the imagery included in Section 2 is difficult to understand. It seems on first read like just a bunch of unconnected nonsense. After one reads the book in its entirety, however, the wanderings of Annie's mind begin to make more sense. Select a section of the second section of this book and try to interpret its meaning based on information given in the end of the book. Be sure to investigate devices such as imagery, symbolism and foreshadowing.
This section contains 797 words
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