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 is "Goofie Gus"?

2. What does Melorra do for a living?

3. What sarcastic remark does Rebecca make about John Crowley?

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

5. What type of message does Enid leave on Bob Skeetes' answering machine?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Rebecca feel betrayed when she learns Enid plans to go to college?

2. What is Rebecca's response to Enid's suggestion that they become lesbians?

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

4. When Enid goes to Josh's apartment alone, what happens?

5. Why is Enid ambivalent on politics?

6. What did Enid think about while having sex with Alan Weinstein?

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

8. What does Enid do at the end of "Ghost World"?

9. Why does Rebecca begin to get upset when Enid starts incorporating vocabulary words into her speech patterns?

10. Why did Enid give the nickname "Norman" to the man always waiting at the bus stop?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In "Ghost World", many taboo topics are approached with dark humor. Select one of these taboo topics and write a brief essay on the aspects of the topic that are discussed and their impact on the girls.

Essay Topic 3

Although she talks about sex frequently, Enid's actual sexual experience is limited. Answer the following questions:

1) What is Enid's experience with sex?

2) Why does Enid claim to be sexually frustrated?

3) What does Enid due to expose herself to sex?

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