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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which year of college does Plum have a nervous breakdown caused by heartbreak over a boy?
(a) Freshman year.
(b) Junior year.
(c) Senior year.
(d) Sophomore year.

2. After what number week of her Baptist Diet does Plum lose every ounce of energy?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Five.

3. When Verena asks Plum what would happen if she is already living her real life and will never lose weight, what is Plum's reply?
(a) She replies that she would never leave her apartment.
(b) She replies that she would move into The Calliope House for good.
(c) She replies that she would not want to live anymore.
(d) She replies that she would celebrate letting go of the obsession.

4. What word is written on the wadded up pieces of paper found within the throats of both Michael Simmons and Davis Green?
(a) Vengeance.
(b) Rapists.
(c) Murderers.
(d) Jennifer.

5. After Eulayla's death, what words were scratched off of her gravestone by her fans?
(a) Beloved Mother.
(b) Beloved Daughter.
(c) Rest in Peace.
(d) Beloved Wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state does Plum attend college?

2. How much money does Plum say is rumored to be within Verena's inherited fortune?

3. Plum says that her daily activities have kept her within what radius of her house for many years?

4. In what month does the novel begin?

5. What request does Julia make of Plum the first time they meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the difference between Alicia and Plum at the start of the novel.

2. What quality of The Calliope House does Verena say had made her choose it as the location for her feminist collective?

3. What has always been Plum's dream career?

4. What causes Julia to ask Plum if she will hand over the 50,000 plus email addresses of teenage girls who have written to Kitty?

5. What allusion is being made within the line, "On top of a cabinet, a large orchid was trapped under a bell jar" (85) and what is the author's purpose for using it?

6. The night before the murders of Michael Simmons and Davis Green, Dr. Ormond Brown receives an email. What does the email contain and what is the author's implication about who has sent it?

7. What is the identifying feature of Leeta's appearance?

8. What question does Julia ask when she writes to Plum under the guise of being a teenage fan of Kitty's and what is the result of her question?

9. What is the significance of the news story about Jayson Fox, the young rap star from Los Angeles?

10. What act does Dr. Ormond Brown believe has precipitated the murders of Michael Simmons and Davis Green?

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