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 did Bob Skeetes buy at the garage sale?

2. When Enid wants to buy an embarrassing novelty item, from whom does she borrow money?

3. What is "Goofie Gus"?

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

5. What is Enid's opinion of John Ellis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Rebecca joke that Enid wants to have a sexual relationship with John Ellis?

5. Bob Skeetes spends an excessive amount of time at Enid's yard sale, then tries to do what?

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

7. Why does Enid suggest that large breasts result in what type of personality?

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

9. Why does Enid struggle with her new look?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Enid bumps into John Crowley, he berates her for continuing to live her life outside of the corporate world.

1) Who is John Crowley? What is his relationship to Enid?

2) Who was John Crowley? Who is he now?

3) Why does John Crowley want Enid to follow in his footsteps?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay examining the deterioration of the friendship between Rebecca and Enid. Use the following questions as prompts.

1) At the beginning of "Ghost World", what was the relationship between Rebecca and Enid?

2) What were some factors that drove Rebecca and Enid apart?

3) Why did Rebecca and Enid choose to stop being friends, in spite of their history?

Essay Topic 3

Labels play a prominent role in Enid's life. Whether using labels to define others or define herself, Enid is quick to categorize many aspects of her life this way. Write an essay examining whether or not this obsession with labels limit Enid's world, supporting your theory with examples from the text.

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