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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many pounds does she win playing the lottery over the course of the year?
2. What has Julio done that causes Bridget's mum to run off with him?
3. Why does Perpetua charge Bridget extra money for their room in Edinburgh?
4. Daniel begs Bridget to go out for a drink and talk with him. What does he tell her while they are out?
5. Who asks Bridget to dance on Mark's lawn?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of the book, Bridget writes that Daniel is a playboy. As the book progresses, Bridget runs into more and more women whom Daniel has hurt and forgotten. In July, Bridget realizes that Daniel has been cheating on her with Suki, a woman opposite of Bridget in every way.
Analyze Daniel's participation in the relationship. Answer the following questions:
1) Considering Daniel's past - and present - interactions with women, why do you think he stays with Bridget for so long?
2) It becomes obvious that Daniel does not want to put in the effort required for a relationship, so why does he stay with Bridget?
3) Daniel eventually chooses Suki over Bridget. How is Suki a better fit for him?
4) Do you think Daniel ends up regretting his choice?
Essay Topic 2
Bridget is blessed with having good friends whom she thinks of as family. Describe each of Bridget's friends and explain why the author created them. Also, explain how each character is connected to a theme in the book.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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