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. How much did Enid plan to sell "Goofie Gus" for?

2. How does Bob Skeetes feel when he hears the message from Enid on his machine?

3. In Melorra's commercial, what does she say about voting?

4. Why does Enid refuse to sell "Goofie Gus" to the man who wants to buy it?

5. Enid describes Bob Skeetes' tan' as what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Enid claim to dislike the magazine Rebecca is reading at the beginning of Chapter One?

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

3. Why does Enid refuse to sell "Goofie Gus" at her yard sale?

4. How does Enid respond to Rebecca's teasing regarding John Ellis?

5. Why does Enid make fun of the type of girls who read fashion magazines?

6. Enid believed Alan Weinstein was into the hippie culture due to what?

7. When Rebecca and Enid judge the comedian who tells macabre jokes, is this unusual behavior for the two girls?

8. What does John Crowley plan to do with his life?

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

10. Why does Enid wear a mask in Chapter Four?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay supporting or refuting the following statement, citing examples from the text: Enid is in love with Rebecca, on more than a friendship level.

Essay Topic 2

At the beginning of "Ghost World", Rebecca and Enid spend much of their time making fun of other people. They do this to create an emotional detachment from their relationships and the world around them. Write an essay examining this idea of emotional detachment as a coping strategy, taking a stand on why the girls choose to live their life in this fashion.

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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