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

2. What objects fill an entire drawer in Shannon's kitchen and make her mother suspicious?

3. What has Shannon been slipping into Seth's meals?

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

5. What disease kills Shannon's brother?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Brandy introduce Shannon to veils?

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

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

6. What causes Shannon's disfigurement?

7. Why is Shannon upset that Evie borrowed her clothes?

8. Why does Shannon feel she is in competition with Brandy and Evie in the first scene?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast Shannon and Brandy. How are they alike? How are they different? What paths have they taken in the quest for true originality? How could their shared childhood have sent them in such different directions? Do they come to peace with one another in the end of the novel? Why or why not? Why did Brandy choose to deceive Shannon for so long? Be sure to use examples from the text in your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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