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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 word best describes Bridget's attempt to talk to Mark after her mother's comments?
2. What is the name of the television show that Bridget begins working on?
3. After Bridget tells Daniel that she is quitting, Perpetua does something which surprises Bridget. What is it?
4. Why is Bridget excited when Daniel agrees to go to the Tarts and Vicars party?
5. Bridget's neighbor, Dan, tells her that he has been putting her mail where?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Daniel's lover, Suki, different than Bridget?
2. If Daniel had never cheated on Bridget, would they have made a successful couple?
3. Describe Mark Darcy's treatment of Bridget at the Tarts and Vicars party in July.
4. 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?
5. Bridget has obsessed all year about food, weight, and men. Why is it ironic that she decides to impress Mark by hosting an extravagant dinner in November?
6. How does the Darcys' ruby anniversary party change Bridget and Mark's relationship?
7. Does young Gav mean to be insulting when he calls Bridget's stomach "squishy" during their date in September?
8. Identify the climax of the book.
9. At the Darcys' ruby anniversary party, Bridget tries to talk to Mark, but he is busy trying to arrange dinner seating. Does Mark intentionally seat Bridget between the gay vicar and Geoffrey Alconbury instead of by his "dishy friends" as Bridget hopes?
10. Does Bridget need to change to be with Mark?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain the author's decision to include an end-of-the-year tally of Bridget's resolutions. What information is the author trying to get across? Does this help to create closure in the book? Would you know what was going on in Bridget's life without the end-of-the-year tally?
Essay Topic 3
At the beginning of "Bridget Jones's Diary," Bridget compiles two lists of New Year's resolutions. The lists represent things Bridget will and will not do in the upcoming year. The author uses the lists as a device to introduce literary elements to the reader in an interesting way.
How are each of the following elements introduced in Bridget's list? Remember to provide examples in your answers.
3) Point of view.
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