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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 much weight does she gain back?
2. Christmas dinner is interrupted by the arrival of _______________.
3. During Christmas at her parents' home, Bridget hangs out of the window to smoke a cigarette. What does she see her mum and brother doing?
4. Bridget's firehouse interview is a complete _________________.
5. Which items does Bridget NOT serve at dinner?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Julio's crime.
2. What is the purpose of Simon Dalrymple's character at the Darcys' ruby anniversary party?
3. Does Bridget need to change to be with Mark?
4. How does the reader know that Mark's girlfriend, Natasha, feels threatened by Bridget?
5. What things happen in September that draw attention to Bridget's age?
6. How is the subplot involving Bridget's mum and Julio resolved in December?
7. Mark does not tell Bridget the reason for his dislike of Daniel until the night of his parents' ruby anniversary party. What does Mark's decision to wait until after Daniel and Bridget break up say about Mark's level of respect for Bridget?
8. Which of the following is the reason for Bridget's successful year: Self-improvement or self-acceptance?
9. Skim the December chapter. Provide evidence that Bridget's character has grown over the past year.
10. Identify the climax of the book.
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Compare and contrast Bridget and Jude. Explain how the two women are similar in their thoughts, feelings, and problems. Examine how they deal with relationships and identify any differences they might have.
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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