Dial L for Loser: A Clique Novel 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. Why did Claire's family stay in a hotel?

2. Where does Claire live?

3. What are Todd, Hadley, and Abby doing together?

4. Who is Stella?

5. How do Massie and Claire butter up their parents?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes Rupert decide on the girl who gets the movie role?

2. How does Emma help the girls out?

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

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

5. How does the jet's takeoff go?

6. In what ways does Massie try to undermine Claire?

7. How do the characters prepare for their trip?

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

9. What is Claire's relationship to Cam?

10. Why were the girls expelled from school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Various characters get the chance to act in front of others, on live TV, or in a movie.

1. Is the audition for "Dial L for Loser" the first chance that most of the girls have had to act? How do they respond?

2. How do the characters "act" when they are off-camera? Do they present themselves genuinely, or do they present a false fa├žade?

3. Compare and contrast Claire's and Massie's composure in front of a camera. How does this relate to their real-life dynamic?

Essay Topic 2

Many people would say that Massie and many of her friends are very spoiled, even though they do get punished.

1. Do you think that Massie is spoiled? Give examples to support your position.

2. Are the girls adequately punished for their exploits that got them expelled from school? What punishment would you suggest in such a situation? Is simply getting expelled punishment enough?

3. In your opinion, does it matter if a child is spoiled? What effect can being spoiled have on the child's nature once he or she grows up?

Essay Topic 3

"Catharsis" refers to a release of built-up emotion. Often, catharsis might provoke laughter, crying, or relief in the audience. Characters can experience catharsis, and often this coincides with the audience also experiencing catharsis vicariously.

1. How does Claire experience catharsis? What leads to her catharsis? What is the result?

2. Did you experience any catharsis while reading this novel? Why or why not?

3. Do other characters besides Claire experience catharsis? Describe their experience.

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