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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 magazine purchase does Manus claim is for his job?

2. How does Shannon describe her behavior throughout the accident and hospital stay?

3. What is Evie's taste in furniture?

4. What kind of pet does Evie have?

5. What item does the policeman at the border want to see?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator warn the reader about the novel's structure?

2. What causes Shannon's disfigurement?

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

4. What story does Brandy tell the border policemen to try to get them back into the USA?

5. Why does the narrator feel that she has no native tongue?

6. Describe briefly the opening scene of the novel.

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

8. Why does Brandy introduce Shannon to veils?

9. When the realtor talks about Canadian currency, why does it give the group pause?

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

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

Shannon and Brandy's parents are strange people. How do they treat Shannon and Brandy as children? How do Shannon and Brandy remember their childhood? Why are their parents so obsessed with Shane after his death? How does their behavior alienate Shannon? Are their parents an examples of how we are all products of products of products? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The author makes use of juxtapositions in the text. Examine the photo shoots that Shannon recounts. How is juxtaposition used? What are the locations of the shoots? What do the models have to wear? What other literary elements can be detected in these scenes? How does the author's use of description contribute to the overall effect?

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