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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. What topic does Plum say that no one at The Calliope House ever discusses, but that Julia must discuss, due to her undercover work?
(a) Makeup.
(b) Calories.
(c) Exercise.
(d) Restrictive undergarments.

2. When Verena begins to pay a salary to Plum, how much does she make, compared to her salary working as Kitty's ghostwriter?
(a) She now makes triple what she made with Kitty.
(b) She now makes half what she made with Kitty.
(c) She now makes twice what she made with Kitty.
(d) She now makes one-quarter of what she made with Kitty.

3. Plum states that after being underground, she now finds what object to be "wholesome and pure" (207)?
(a) A grape.
(b) A plum.
(c) A pear.
(d) An apple.

4. What action does Dr. Ahmad tell Plum she will be unable to take after her breast lift and implant surgeries?
(a) Breastfeeding.
(b) Going swimming.
(c) Experiencing sensation in her nipples.
(d) Doing her own breast exams.

5. Marlowe tells Plum that fat women are not controlled by society and that in fact they are what?
(a) Ignored.
(b) Blacklisted.
(c) Accomplices.
(d) Defiant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Before her outing with Marlowe, Plum has not worn high heels since what event in her life?

2. What action had Marlowe taken during her time in Italy that had endangered her contract with NBC?

3. For how long does misogynist music play each morning at 7:30 am at The Calliope House?

4. For what reason do Marlowe and Plum get kicked out of the Strippercise class?

5. What implement does Dr. Ahmad use while he is planning Plum's various surgeries?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe "the Jennifer effect" (231) and its implications.

2. In what way is Plum already familiar with Marlowe before she meets her at Cafe Rose?

3. Describe the arc of Plum's writing career over the course of the novel.

4. How is allusion used within the scene when Sana and Plum discuss Plum's fears that her longing for Alicia will return?

5. What does Marlowe mean when she says that the day her show was canceled was the best day of her life?

6. Discuss Plum's comments about her ability to be "like the lilac negligee woman" (234) from the lingerie ads or like Leeta.

7. When Plum dreams that she has lost a lot of weight by using Dabsitaf, what is the significance of her dream?

8. What is the final step of the New Baptist Plan?

9. How is the theme of passing depicted within Julia's experiences at Austen Media?

10. What personal advice does Julia offer to Plum during their conversation in Plum's bedroom and how does Plum react?

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