Ghost World 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. What article of clothing lies abandoned on the sidewalk for days?

2. What does Melorra do for a living?

3. At the beginning of Chapter One, where are Enid and Rebecca?

4. Why does Enid give Rebecca a hard time about the trendy magazine she owns?

5. Whose business card does Enid find in her pocket?

Short Essay Questions

1. At Angels, Enid makes up stories about the Satanist couple. Who else does this and what does Enid think of him?

2. Why does Enid refer to the comedian on television as their god?

3. At Angels, what does the old man with John Ellis show to Enid and how does she respond to this?

4. Why does Enid constantly insult boys that Rebecca likes?

5. Why is Enid entertained by following the Satanists in the grocery store?

6. Why does Enid share the story of Rebecca's virginity with others?

7. Why does Enid struggle with her new look?

8. Why do Enid and Rebecca panic when Carrie says "Hi," to them?

9. Why is Enid relieved to find "Goofie Gus" has not been stolen?

10. When Melorra bumps into Rebecca and Enid, why does she annoy them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several instances within "Ghost World" where older men make inappropriate remarks to Enid. Examine the following questions:

1) What are some examples of this inappropriate behavior?

2) Why does this happen?

3) How does Enid respond to these remarks?

Essay Topic 2

When Enid hosts a garage sale, she is unwilling to sell one of her favorite childhood toys to a man she doesn't like but is quick to abandon the sale, leaving everything at risk for theft.

1) Why was Enid unwilling to sell "Goofie Gus"?

2) How might the struggle against this emotional detachment result in abandoning the sale?

3) Why does Enid run home at the end of the day, hoping nothing has been stolen from her sale?

Essay Topic 3

In "Ghost World", Enid is right on the cusp between being a girl and being a woman. Sometimes, she clings to her past. Other times, she is quick to run from it. Examine the dichotomy in this relationship, using examples from the text to support your theory.

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