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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. Who does Mark tell Georgia he is going to go back to?
2. What excuse does Jas give Peter for why Georgia can't see him anymore?
3. What type of lessons does Jackie's friend Peter Dyer offer?
4. What is the real name of the school's caretaker?
5. Which of Jas's features does Georgia compliment in an effort to cheer Jas up?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the disease Jas supposedly has?
2. Why does Robbie give Georgia a dismissive look when Georgia and Jas see him outside the gate to their school?
3. Who is the novel's narrator?
4. Who is Mark?
5. How did Georgia get Angus?
6. What happens to Georgia during La Marche avec Mystery?
7. Why doesn't Georgia want to attend the bonfire for Guy Fawkes Day?
8. What object does Georgia confront her father about at the beginning of the September chapter, and why?
9. What is Georgia's New Year's resolution?
10. Why do Georgia and her friends get in trouble with Slim at the end of the October chapter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Georgia is all but obsessed with the idea that she might be a lesbian. What causes her to be so fascinated with this concept? Does she have anything against women who are lesbians? Or does she simply not want to be labeled as one herself? What would be the consequences if Georgia were to be labeled a lesbian? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
In many ways, this novel is a coming-of-age tale. Examine the ways in which the novel documents Georgia's passage into womanhood. What are the major changes that occur in her character during the course of the novel? Is there anything about her that doesn't change? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Georgia and her friends have scoring systems for many things. They use a numerical scale to gauge their appearances, how far they have gone with a boy, etc. Does this seem like a practical system? Why do you think they chose to do so? What are the drawbacks to using such a system? Who gets hurt as a result? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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