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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. After the audition, what does Claire request of Alicia and Massie?
2. What magazine features pictures of the characters?
3. What picture did Massie take of Claire?
4. What news do the mothers give to Massie and Alicia at breakfast?
5. What does Claire ask Abby about friendship?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Bean move the action forward in the story?
2. Why are Alicia and Massie laughingstocks?
3. How does Claire fall apart after the wrap party?
4. How can the reader tell that the girls' friendships are not as strong as they seem?
5. Why does Cam get confused by a magazine article about Claire?
6. Why is "The Daily Grind" dissatisfied with Massie and Alicia?
7. How does Massie try to use her friendship with Claire?
8. How does Claire show her friendship to Massie and Alicia?
9. How can the girls keep up with their studies when they are in LA?
10. What goes wrong during filming of "The Daily Grind" in California?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Denouement is the way that a story winds down at the end. While the climax is the turning point, after the climax, the reader wants to know what happens to the characters in the aftermath of the climax. Describe the denouement for Claire & Cam, for the movie "Dial L for Loser," and for the Pretty Committee as a group.
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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