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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 is Seth Thomas?
2. What organization is Shannon now a part of in memory of Shane?
3. How does the family eat their dinner?
4. In what city does Shannon being feeding Manus hormones?
5. What is the first item Shannon takes out of her stocking?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Seth Thomas's true identity?
2. What extremes do Shannon's parents take when she visits for her birthday?
3. Where does Shannon go after burning the house down with Manus in tow?
4. What does Shannon leave for the unconscious Brandy?
5. What procedure does Brandy encourage Shannon to undergo?
6. What is the truth about both Shane's and Shannon's accidents?
7. How does Evie feel about her womanhood thus far?
8. What does Shannon say in her letter to Evie?
9. How does Shannon briefly try to resume her modeling career?
10. Why does Manus's career as a police officer end?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore Shannon's observations of the television monitor on her infomercial. Upon review of the infomercial, what does she notice? Are people looking at the models? Why or why not? How does the television monitor affect people and why does Shannon find this effect disturbing? How does the television monitor fit in to the other themes in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
A central image of Shannon's childhood is her clothes burning on the clothesline. How does this event change Shannon? How does Shannon react? How does her reaction give insight to her character at fifteen? Is this the start of her obsession with fire? Why or why not? Be sure to examine the account in the novel and cite any quotations.
Essay Topic 3
One of the central themes of the novel is that some people cannot accept themselves. Is this a bad thing in the novel? Are the people who accept themselves missing something in life, as Brandy theorizes? Has Brandy created a problem where one never existed? Be sure to use textual examples and present a well-organized argument.
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