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 Shannon asked to do before Brandy's death?

2. What is the new name Brandy uses to introduce Shannon to the realtor?

3. With whom does Shannon stay after she gets out of the hospital?

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

5. In Shannon's opinion, what are Shannon, Brandy, and Evie all competing for?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Brandy's final request to Shannon before she dies?

3. Why do Evie and Shannon continually visit the department store?

4. Describe briefly the opening scene of the novel.

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

6. Why does Brandy make Rona Barrett her new Supreme Being?

7. Why does Brandy introduce Shannon to veils?

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

9. What article of clothing does Brandy suggest Shannon wear?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Is P.F.L.A.G a real organization? Do some research on the organization. If not, find a comparable rights group and research into their structure. How does the organization work? What are their outreach programs? Are there testimonials from parents, like Shannon and Shane's parents about dealing with prejudice or loss? Be sure to cite your information.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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