Confessions of a Shopaholic Test | Final 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. Why is Rebecca unable to make her purchase from Octagon?

2. What piece of jewelry does Tarquin give Rebecca on their first date?

3. Elly leaves her old job to work for ____________.

4. What is Rebecca's reaction to seeing herself with professional makeup on?

5. Why does the format of Rebecca's part of the Morning Coffee program change?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Rebecca wake up early the day after submitting her article to The Daily World?

2. Why does Suze finish putting together Rebecca's frames for her side job?

3. Why does Luke ask Rebecca to go shopping with him?

4. Does Rebecca ever intend on going to her meeting with Derek Smith?

5. Why does Rebecca decide to go on a Octagon shopping spree?

6. Why does Rebecca choose to write her article for Daily World?

7. Why does Rebecca's mum suspect her of being pregnant?

8. How does Rebecca react to seeing herself in the mirror at Morning Coffee?

9. What is Rebecca's response to learning that Suze's frames will be in Vogue?

10. Why does Rebecca go to her parents in Chapter 16?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is important to the characters of Confessions of a Shopaholic. Suze, in particular, is a great friend to Rebecca, especially in her times of need. Explore the idea of friendship within the context of the story. Why is friendship important to Suze and Rebecca? Why do the two girls get along so well? What do they have in common with each other? How are they different? At what points in the story is their friendship strained? Be sure to provide examples to support your work.

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

Frugality is a topic touched upon in Confessions of a Shopaholic. In Chapter 5, Rebecca tries her hardest to begin a "Zen-like" lifestyle. Write an essay that explains the route Rebecca takes to begin a life of frugality. What changes does she make to her lifestyle to account for her restricted income usage? How does she change the way she eats? How does she change the way she shops? Be sure to provide examples to support your work.

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