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 does Cam attach to his notes?

2. What creates a connection between Abby and Kristen?

3. How are the girls going to get to California?

4. What did Massie lend to Claire?

5. What is Massie's room filled with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Claire's relationship to Cam?

2. How does Massie get a rude awakening at the NYC Village Studio?

3. Why are not all of the girls going to California?

4. Why do the girls stop by their school?

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

6. How is Massie spending her time while she is expelled?

7. What is the jet like?

8. How do Massie and Claire interact with one another?

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

10. How can the reader tell that Abby and Hadley are childish and badly behaved?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Almost all of the characters in the novel are very wealthy, and many of them are concerned with material goods and physical appearance.

1. Why are these people so materialistic? Do you think that they would be more materialistic, or less materialistic, if they were not so wealthy?

2. Are there any characters who are not materialistic? How can you tell? What do you think is different about these people that shapes their attitudes?

3. What does materialism and tangible wealth represent in the book? Could the book unfold the same way without materialism?

Essay Topic 2

Even though the girls do not attend school during the entire novel, there are 3 different schools that are featured prominently in the novel: Octavian Country Day School, Briarwood, and Lakeview Middle School (the fake school featured in the movie). Describe each of these schools and what happens there. What are the differences between them?

Essay Topic 3

Since this series is named after cliques, cliques are clearly an important theme for each book.

1. In this novel, do cliques seem to be good or bad? Is the Pretty Committee a valuable support network, or is it a burden to its members? Does the Pretty Committee's structure help its members, or hurt them?

2. Is it better to be part of a clique, or unaffiliated? Why are the various cliques so competitive with one another? Would you consider Layne to be a member of the Pretty Committee? Why or why not?

3. How do the cliques rearrange themselves throughout the novel? Is the dynamic of the Pretty Committee the same at the end as it was at the beginning?

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