Invisible Monsters 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. What is Evie's taste in furniture?

2. What is the print of Shannon's knock-off dress?

3. How does Brandy initiate a relationship with Shannon?

4. How does Shannon's accident occur?

5. How does Shannon describe Brandy's mouth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Shannon feel she is in competition with Brandy and Evie in the first scene?

2. While watching television in the hospital, what infomercial does Shannon see?

3. What is the one thing Shannon has wanted to be asked?

4. What happens on the day that Shannon's bandages are removed when she visits the grocery store?

5. Why is Shannon upset that Evie borrowed her clothes?

6. What is Shannon's father's strategy for selling his pigs at market?

7. How does Shannon describe the basic idea of modeling?

8. Why is Shannon angry when we sees herself, Manus, and Evie in the infomercial?

9. What accident does Shane have when he was fifteen?

10. What secret does Shannon write on her postcard at the Space Needle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Brandy is inspired by Miss Rona's idea of ripping yourself open and sewing yourself shut. What exactly does Miss Rona say needs to be done? Why is Brandy inspired by her ordeal? How has Miss Rona's ordeal been reflected in Brandy? How has it reflectedd in Shannon or Evie? Has Miss Rona escaped the societal trap of sameness?

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

The idea of an invisible monster is present throughout the novel. How does this idea apply to each of the main characters? What kind of invisible monsters are affecting their lives? In Shannon's case, how does feeling like an invisible monster hinder her? Does it help her? Why or why not? Be sure to use citations from the text to strengthen your argument.

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