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 Signore Alfa Romeo's main asset?

2. What is the scene setting in the beginning of Chapter One?

3. What objects do Seth, Brandy, and Shannon throw from the Space Needle?

4. Who takes care of the grounds on Evie's property?

5. What kind of dress does Shannon wear the day of the accident?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Seth's theory about television?

4. What causes Shannon's disfigurement?

5. Before her accident, what does Shannon do for a living?

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

7. Why have Brandy and her comrades come to the open house?

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

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

10. What philosophy does Brandy Alexander have that Shannon finds attractive?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The novel explores the idea of attention as an addiction. Is Shannon addicted to attention? Is Brandy? Is Evie or Manus? Why or why not? What instances in the text point you toward a conclusion?

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

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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