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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 the salesperson claim he saw on the tops of the domes?
2. What is Titus given at the end of 'The Dimples of Delglacy'?
3. How long did Violet's father have to save for her to go to the moon?
4. What does Violet call Quendy?
5. What is Violet reading as Titus chats to her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what happens during Spin the Bottle.
2. Explain what happens when Violet sends the advertisements she received from her shopping trip to Titus.
3. Describe Titus' dream in 'Nudging Again'?
4. Explain why Titus is confused as he and Violet sit in her house, and she talks of all the things she wants to do.
5. Describe Violet's father.
6. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.
7. Why is Titus uneasy around Violet?
8. What does Violet say about her idea of what living life is?
9. Describe what Titus is experiencing at the end of 'A Day in the Country'.
10. Explain the discomfort between Titus and Violet as they are lying on the grass outside her home.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"Feed" has been labeled by some as an ironic satire. How does the author use satire to make points in the novel? How does he use irony? Do you feel this method is successful, in this case? Why or why not? Overall, what do you think Anderson is saying about our relationship to technology, media, and consumerism? Does his use of satire allow this point to be made convincingly? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
One of the background themes in the novel is the difference in social class between Violet and Titus. Describe the social class of each character, and compare and contrast them. What are similarities and differences? How do the social class differences affect their relationship? Does social class play a role in Violet's death? How?
Essay Topic 3
The language used by the author in the novel is definitely different than in other novels. What do you think the author was trying to achieve with this language? Do you think the language helps convey the concepts of teenage life, or do you think it detracts from the novel?
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