Good in Bed Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jennifer Weiner
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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 hotel is the interview being held at?

2. Who says "Can you imagine the idiot that let someone like this get way?" in reference to Bruce?

3. Where did Cannie get her dog from?

4. What did Cannie's brother find in her mother's bathroom?

5. What does Cannie hope to show Jane Sloan?

Short Essay Questions

1. When she returns to her childhood neighborhood, how does Cannie identify the homes owned by single parents?

2. Who does Cannie say has been telling her not to contact Bruce anymore?

3. What influence does Cannie believe Bruce's upbringing has had on him?

4. What are Cannie's feelings for her mother's partner, Tanya?

5. Why is Andy not fond of Bruce?

6. As a child, which unlikely person did Cannie turn to to find out news about her father?

7. Why was Cannie irritated when Bruce told her she should be happy that her mother was gay and in a relationship?

8. What analogy does Cannie make to her father being a passenger on a bus or train?

9. While being kept at a distance by Bruce and his friends at the reception, what does Cannie realize is her 'in' with Bruce?

10. What advice does Maxi offer Cannie on the topic of body image, and where did she hear it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The protagonist of the novel, Cannie Shapiro, is a smart and sarcastic 20-something writer. She is single for most of the novel, and becomes a mother near the end of the novel. Cannie deals with relationship and body image issues throughout "Good in Bed". Discuss the protagonist of the novel, Cannie Shapiro.

Essay Topic 2

In Bruce's article, he discusses the societal norms associated with weight and body type. How do these societal norms become an issue for Cannie in her life?

Essay Topic 3

How has Cannie grown emotionally? Discuss Cannie's emotional grown in the novel "Good in Bed".

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