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 Shannon's family nickname?

2. What does Shannon find in Evie's closet?

3. What aspect of Shannon's life is Brandy constantly changing?

4. What word does the realtor use that briefly puts Brandy and the others into a panic?

5. What landmark do Brandy, Shannon, and Seth visit in Seattle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Brandy introduce Shannon to veils?

2. What has Shannon told her parents, instead of telling them about the accident?

3. What is Brandy's final request to Shannon before she dies?

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

5. Why does Evie live in a mansion in the suburbs?

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

7. Why do Evie and Shannon continually visit the department store?

8. What device does the author employ again and again to convey Shannon's emotions?

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

10. What causes Shannon's disfigurement?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explore Shannon's observations of the television monitor on her infomercial. Upon review of the infomercial, what does she notice? Are people looking at the models? Why or why not? How does the television monitor affect people and why does Shannon find this effect disturbing? How does the television monitor fit in to the other themes in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Each of the characters in the novel wants attention. How is this need apparent in each character throughout the novel? What are the implications of needing an audience such as Evie not feeling real unless someone is watching or the baby who hurts himself and does not cry until his parents rush over? Do you think people need other people to make themselves feel real? Why or why not?

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