Dial L for Loser: A Clique Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lisi Harrison
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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. What plans do Massie and Alicia make for when they get back?

2. What are the conditions that the mothers stipulate for the girls to be allowed to go to LA?

3. Why does Hadley not want to be interviewed on the show?

4. Where do the girls wait for Emma?

5. What does Conner do when he sees Claire?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is education important to Massie and Claire's parents?

2. How do Massie and Claire's parents trick them when the girls ask if they can go to LA?

3. How does Claire dress before and after her audition?

4. Why were the girls expelled from school?

5. How can the reader tell that Massie is very wealthy?

6. Which people on the movie set help Claire out?

7. How do Massie and Alicia treat Claire after the audition?

8. What do the girls do to pass the time while they wait for Emma?

9. How do the girls prepare for "The Daily Grind"?

10. How does Emma help the girls out?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a true friend?

1. What are qualities that describe a true friend?

2. Give an example from the book of a character who is a true friend. How does this character show his or her value as a friend?

3. Friendships can often grow as a result of adversity. Give an example of a friendship in the book that experiences adversity. Does this lead to growth in the friendship?

Essay Topic 2

The two main settings for the book are Hollywood, California, and Westchester, New York.

1. Compare and contrast the settings of Hollywood and Westchester. How does the author describe these settings?

2. What does Hollywood represent in the story? What does it mean to the characters?

3. What does Westchester represent in the story? What does it mean to the characters?

Essay Topic 3

At the beginning of the book, the primary conflict involved the Pretty Committee striving to maintain their social status at school.

1. Why are the girls so obsessed with popularity? What steps do they take to maintain their social status?

2. What lessons do the girls learn about popularity? Do you think that the author is trying to convey a message about popularity to her readers? Does the author think that social status should be important to middle schoolers?

3. How do the events in the novel affect the social status of the Pretty Committee?

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