Delirium Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is Lena named after?

2. What did Lena begin doing on the day of her mother's funeral?

3. What official reason does the government give for the interruption of Lena's evaluations?

4. How does Lena do on her second evaluation?

5. Who sometimes sleeps in bed with Lena?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the surface argument between Hana and Lena in Chapter 8?

2. How do Lena and Hana differ, as seen by their behavior before the evaluation?

3. How did Lena become a runner?

4. Why might Lena have checked for a note at the Governor?

5. As Lena's class graduates, what has happened to Willow Marks and her family? What does this suggest to readers?

6. What does Chapter 3 reveal as Lena's hobbies, and what do those hobbies say about Lena?

7. What memories does Lena have of her mother, as detailed in Chapter 9?

8. What do readers learn about Grace in Chapter 2?

9. How does Lena feel about her upcoming procedure at the beginning of the book?

10. What does Lena reveal at the end of Chapter 8 that she hopes for the procedure will do for her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Honesty versus dishonesty is a strong theme throughout "Delirium". Discuss how this theme percolates throughout the novel. In which situations is honest seen in? Where is dishonest prevalent?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the book, Lena shares two very special relationships - one with Hana and one with Alex. Compare and contrast Lena's relationship with Hana to Lean's relationship with Alex. What do they have in common? How are they different? What does Lena learn from each relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Lena uses figurative language throughout the book. Referring to at least three specific examples of Lena using figurative language (an example of personification, metaphor, and simile) determine why the author may have chosen to give Lena this poetic tendency. What does it tell readers about Lena when she talks or thinks poetically?

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