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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 mode of transportation does Rebecca use to get to work on a regular basis?
2. Where are the Morning Coffee studios?
3. How does Rebecca feel about the money she loses for Janice and Martin?
4. How does Rebecca feel when she sees Luke Brandon at the Morning Coffee studio?
5. What does Rebecca receive shortly before leaving the green room and going on air?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Zelda's personality.
2. Why does Tarquin choose to take Rebecca out for pizza?
3. Why does Luke ask Rebecca to go shopping with him?
4. Why does Rebecca decide to go on a Octagon shopping spree?
5. Describe Tarquin's personality.
6. Why does Rebecca become very determined right before she goes on Morning Coffee?
7. Why do Janice and Martin not blame Rebecca for her poor financial advice?
8. Why does Rebecca wake up early the day after submitting her article to The Daily World?
9. Why does Tarquin attempt to write a check for Rebecca?
10. What is Luke's reaction to seeing Rebecca's article in The Daily World?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The power of money is one of the central themes of Confessions of a Shopaholic. Without money, Rebecca would have no job- Successful Saving would not exist. Explain why money is so important to the protagonist. Why does Rebecca love money? What does she use it for? Without the availability of cash or credit, what would become of her? Would she be be the same materialistic person? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Rebecca by nature is very materialistic. However, she is not the only one. Various other characters in the story value their material possessions as well. Write an essay that explores the topic of materialism within the context of the story. Which characters are the most materialistic? Which are the least? Does Rebecca ever think of herself as being materialistic? How do her shopping habits impact those around her? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Feminism is often a controversial subject. Feminist characters can come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and colors. Explore the concept of feminism within the context of the story. Is Rebecca a feminist character? Why or why not? What are her strongest and weakest character traits? How does her job and perspective on life contribute to her femininity? Reference the novel to support your argument.
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