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 does the narrator (Shannon McFarland) feel is responsible for Evie Cottrell's appearance?
3. In Shannon's opinion, what are Shannon, Brandy, and Evie all competing for?
4. With whom does Shannon stay after she gets out of the hospital?
5. What does Shannon believe is only possible with an audience?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Shannon first meet Brandy?
2. What accident does Shane have when he was fifteen?
3. What plan does Shannon concoct in a final attempt to kill Brandy?
4. What has Shannon told her parents, instead of telling them about the accident?
5. Why does Evie live in a mansion in the suburbs?
6. Why does the narrator feel that she has no native tongue?
7. When the realtor talks about Canadian currency, why does it give the group pause?
8. If she cannot be beautiful, what does Shannon say she wants to be?
9. What does Shannon say in her letter to Evie?
10. Why does Shannon burn Evie's house down?
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
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.
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