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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. How does Lena's mate explain his rude comments about her appearance?
2. What surprise does Alex have for Lena at 37 Brooks Street in Chapter 20?
3. How does Lena feel as she and Alex are nearing the fence and The Wilds for the first time?
4. Lena and Alex make plans to run away together when?
5. How does Alex attempt to comfort Lena when she is falling apart after learning her mother is alive?
Short Essay Questions
1. How have Lena and Hana changed places by the end of Chapter 24?
2. Describe Alex and Lena's plan to successfully sneak out of town and into the Wilds.
3. In Chapter 23, what does Lena propose she and Alex do, and how does Alex respond?
4. What does Lena lean about Alex in the Crypts, which is something they now have in common?
5. Where do Alex and Lena create a sort of 'new home' - at least temporarily - for themselves in Chapter 16?
6. How can the Crypts be described, and what does it tell readers about the society Lena and Alex exist in?
7. How does Lena tell Hana about running away to the Wilds, and how does Hana react?
8. What is the most obvious sign of character growth in Lena in Chapter 17? What fear does she face?
9. How can the raid next door to Lena's house in Chapter 13 be described?
10. What is the story Alex gives the guard of Ward Six in order to allow him and Lena to enter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Genre is a way to sort or categorize a book, and some books fall under more than one genre. Determine the genre(s) of "Delirium" and support your choice completely with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Explain what a character foil is and provide the primary example of character foils within "Delirium". What happens to this set of character foils from the beginning of the book to the end, and why might the author have elected to do this?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the role of social status in Lena's society. How important is social status, and how does one change their social status (either up or down)? What does this tell readers about Lena's society?
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