Bridget Jones's Diary Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Which of Bridget's New Year's resolutions is broken by the end of the January chapter?

2. What does Bridget's "I Will Not" list tell the reader about her character?

3. Bridget's Valentine's Day card from Daniel is ________________.

4. Bridget always knows that she will get love and support from ____________.

5. The top two items on both the "I Will Not" list and the "I Will" list have to do with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reason might Bridget have for not looking for a new job in April?

2. Describe the personality of Bridget's new boss, Richard Finch.

3. If Daniel had never cheated on Bridget, would they have made a successful couple?

4. After everything that Bridget's mum has put her through, why does Bridget turn to her for support after she dumps Daniel in August?

5. Does young Gav mean to be insulting when he calls Bridget's stomach "squishy" during their date in September?

6. What trait allows Bridget to finally have power over the men in her life?

7. Is Bridget's preparation for her August job interview uncharacteristic of the Bridget presented so far in the book?

8. Identify the tone of the book as set by Bridget's New Year's resolution lists.

9. Is Perpetua Bridget's friend?

10. What is significant about Bridget's reaction to Daniel at the end of December?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

By the end of September, Bridget has worked for two different bosses, Daniel Cleaver and Richard Finch. Compare and contrast these two men in how they conduct themselves as bosses, men, and their treatment of Bridget.

Essay Topic 2

Bridget begins to purchase lottery tickets in March. How might the lottery tickets be symbolic of Bridget's lack of progress on her career and financial goals?

Essay Topic 3

Answer the following questions in paragraph form:

In March, Bridget recognizes that she does not have power over the men in her life. What does she mean when she writes about "power"? How does she give her power away to the men in her life?

Bridget's mum seems to conduct her love life without thought to how her carelessness might hurt others. Is that the kind of power Bridget should strive for? Why or why not?

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