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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. Li'l Bit becomes embarrassed when family members talk and joke about her breasts. Who tries to change the subject?
2. What does the parking lot overlook?
3. The male Greek chorus interacts with Peck and Li'l Bit in what way during their special dinner?
4. Who tells Peck, "this isn't right," about what Peck and Li'l Bit are doing?
5. When Peck leaves a drunk and sleeping Li'l Bit in the car, what music is playing?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Li'l Bit worried about Peck at the Christmas dinner?
2. Why does Li'l Bit tell Peck to stop being bad during the first scene?
3. Describe Peck's special place.
4. Describe Greg, the boy who asks Li'l Bit to dance.
5. What are Li'l Bit's conditions for the weekly meeting with her uncle?
6. Describe Peck's appearance and demeanor while doing dishes at the 1964 Christmas.
7. How does Li'l Bit get her name?
8. What does Li'l Bit have to say about pedophilia?
9. What does Li'l Bit tell her grandfather happens to him when he dies?
10. Sum up "A Mother's Guide to Social Drinking".
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Li'l Bit's entire family appears dysfunctional. Explain how they are dysfunctional and what part this dysfunction plays in Li'l Bit's molestation.
Essay Topic 2
Peck is often seen comforting Li'l Bit. Give examples of this. Why do you think he wants to comfort Li'l Bit? Is it only because of his sexual feelings?
Essay Topic 3
Typically a sexual molester is represented as pure evil, but Peck is often represented as a sympathetic character. Cite examples where he is shown in positive light. Describe your impressions of Peck.
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