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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 color is Brandy's eyeshadow?
2. Which character(s) do(es) Shannon consider her worst enemy?
3. How does Brandy initiate a relationship with Shannon?
4. What book do Shannon and Brandy use when searching for drugs?
5. What piece of jewelry does SIster Katherine wear?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Brandy make Rona Barrett her new Supreme Being?
2. Why does Shannon prefer to think of her brother as dead?
3. What plan does Shannon concoct in a final attempt to kill Brandy?
4. Why does Brandy decide to become a woman?
5. What is the truth about both Shane's and Shannon's accidents?
6. Why is Shannon angry when we sees herself, Manus, and Evie in the infomercial?
7. How does Shannon describe the scene when she discovers Seth breaking into Evie's house?
8. Before her accident, what does Shannon do for a living?
9. What accident does Shane have when he was fifteen?
10. What happens on the day that Shannon's bandages are removed when she visits the grocery store?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In the novel the author makes use of different devices to tell the story. In Shannon's case, many of her feelings are related using the Phantom Photographer, a mechanism that allows the reader to know how she is feeling indirectly. What are the implications of this Phantom Photographer? Why doesn't Shannon simply tell the reader herself what she is feeling? How does viewing her state of mind through a photographer provide insight to her former life as a model as well as her inner self?
Essay Topic 3
The novel makes use of different stereotypes are archetypes for some of the characters such as the model, the drag queen, and even the Texas oil princess. Choose three stereotypes and unpack their roles in the novel. To which characters do these stereotypes apply? Do they apply to multiple characters? How does the use of stereotypes contribute to the central theme of the novel? Do the stereotyped characters undergo any changes or are they static, remaining the same from start to finish?
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