Confessions of a Shopaholic Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Madeleine Wickham
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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. Who calls Rebecca the first day she is working at her boutique job?

2. Where does Rebecca go to copy a curry recipe?

3. What is Rebecca's father's name?

4. What does Rebecca think of Tarquin and Fenella?

5. Who gives Rebecca twenty quid?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Rebecca does for a living.

2. Why are Rebecca's credit card bills so high?

3. Why does Rebecca become jealous of Elly?

4. Describe Rebecca's parents.

5. What is Rebecca's opinion on the topic of sex before marriage?

6. Why does Rebecca become frustrated with her framing side job?

7. Describe Eric Foreman's personality.

8. What is Rebecca's initial impression of Luke Brandon?

9. Why do Rebecca and Suze get along so well?

10. Why does Rebecca choose to purchase a season pass to the museum?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rebecca is a humorous character. Suze is as well. Without humor, Confessions of a Shopaholic would not be the same. Explain why humor is an important element to the story. Why is Rebecca a funny character? What makes her funny? Is it her actions, vocabulary, outlook on life, or something else? How does Rebecca's humor mesh with Suze's? Without each other, would the story be nearly as enjoyable? Use examples from the novel to make the point.

Essay Topic 2

Love and romance can consistently be found throughout Confessions of a Shopaholic. First, the reader is introduced to James, Rebecca's former love. Then Luke is comes into the picture. Write an essay that focuses upon the complexities of love. What role does romantic love play throughout the course of the plot? Which characters experience it? Which characters suffer because of it? At what point in the story does Rebecca realize she has feelings for Luke? Use examples from the novel to make the point.

Essay Topic 3

Confidence is a feeling Rebecca struggles with on an everyday basis. She simply cannot keep up with those around her. Address Rebecca's struggle when it comes to confidence. Why is she often not confident in her abilities and knowledge? How does this change over the course of the story? When does she realize that she is, in fact, intelligent?

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