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. Rebecca and Enid fail to recognize what childhood friend?

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

3. What was Allen Weinstein's financial status?

4. What occupation did Enid think was attractive when she was thirteen?

5. What drug did Allen Weinstein do a lot of in high school?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Enid once think it would be romantic to be a prostitute?

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

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

4. Why do boys fail to ask Enid or Rebecca out?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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