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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 is the cap for Shannon's health insurance?
2. Where do Evie and Shannon go after modeling school?
3. Whom does Brandy claim to be when trying to cross the border?
4. What does Shannon believe is only possible with an audience?
5. What objects do Seth, Brandy, and Shannon throw from the Space Needle?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Brandy's final request to Shannon before she dies?
2. Why have Brandy and her comrades come to the open house?
3. Describe briefly the opening scene of the novel.
4. What accident does Shane have when he was fifteen?
5. Why does Brandy make Rona Barrett her new Supreme Being?
6. Why is Shannon angry when we sees herself, Manus, and Evie in the infomercial?
7. Why do Evie and Shannon continually visit the department store?
8. Why does Evie live in a mansion in the suburbs?
9. What is Shannon's father's strategy for selling his pigs at market?
10. What is the one thing Shannon has wanted to be asked?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The novel explores the idea of attention as an addiction. Is Shannon addicted to attention? Is Brandy? Is Evie or Manus? Why or why not? What instances in the text point you toward a conclusion?
Essay Topic 2
Do a character study of Evie Cottrell. What role does she play in the novel? How does her relationships with the other characters further the plot? How does her character contribute to the central themes of the novel? Is she a static character or does she undergo changes throughout the text? Explore Evie's idea of beautiful people together being less than the sum of their parts. How does this idea contribute to the novel? Is Shannon changed by this theory? Be sure to use examples from the text in your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the novel, Shannon gets more and more extreme in her actions. Detail her evolution from start to finish. How is the first Shannon we meet in the novel different from the final Shannon? Does she truly change in the novel? What are the major events that change her? What are the implications of the fires she sets? Choose specific events in the novel that are game-changers for her character.
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