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. In Chapter Three, Rebecca claims the last guy Enid was interested in was whom?

3. What did Enid's father change their last name to?

4. What promises are made regarding Hampton Hayes?

5. Where did Enid have a disturbing encounter with John Ellis and one of his friends?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Enid struggle with her new look?

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

6. Why does Josh go to the sex shop with Enid?

7. How does Enid feel about the prospect of spending time with Bob Skeetes?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Enid often plays practical jokes on others in "Ghost World". These jokes, although hilarious to her, are hurtful to others. Choose one of the practical jokes Enid participated in and answer the following questions:

1) What was the practical joke Enid played and why?

2) How did affect the other character?

3) How did it affect her?

Essay Topic 2

Physical appearance is a significant part of Enid's life. Create a stance of what appearance represents to Enid, citing examples from the text.

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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