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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. What is Bridget doing at the end of April?
2. What does Bridget believe is the difference between being single in her 20s and being single in her 30s?
3. Bridget and her girlfriends gather at her flat for a girls' night. What is the theme of their conversations?
4. Bridget's ruined vacation with Daniel is symbolic of what?
5. Where does Bridget meet her friends after work the day she and Daniel begin flirting by email?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Bridget feel when she is questioned about her relationship status at the Turkey Curry Buffet?
2. Why might the author create conflict in Magda and Jeremy's marriage?
3. How are the items on Bridget's "I Will" list similar to the items on her "I Will Not" list?
4. In June, the reader becomes more familiar with Daniel. Describe his character.
5. Describe the changes in Bridget's relationship with Daniel that take place in May.
6. Does email help or hurt Bridget and Daniel's office flirtations in January?
7. Why does Bridget become upset during dinner with the "Smug Marrieds" in February?
8. Explain how Bridget's mum convinces her to attend the New Year's Curry Turkey Buffet in January.
9. Identify the tone of the book as set by Bridget's New Year's resolution lists.
10. What problems do Bridget's New Year's resolutions address?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As Bridget and Daniel become more involved in June, the reader begins to understand more of what Bridget expects in a relationship. Describe what Bridget's perfect relationship might look like. Remember to include evidence from the text to back up your thoughts. Is Bridget's 'perfect relationship' realistic?
Essay Topic 2
In April, Bridget and Jude briefly discuss Zen philosophy as a way to have "inner poise" and overcome obstacles. Bridget writes that if you are Zen, "instead of straining or becoming angry you should just relax and feel your way into the Flow and everything will work out."
Which of Bridget's character traits are at odds with the idea of Zen? How might those traits work against her?
Essay Topic 3
Explain how Bridget's handling of her disastrous dinner party for Mark and her mum's fugitive status show the growth of her character. Also, identify which events have contributed to the changes in her.
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