Kissing Doorknobs Test | Final Test - Hard

Terry Spencer Hesser
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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. Where is Kristin in Chapter 21?

2. When Tara breaks down and tells everyone where to sit during the Christmas meal, her parents grab what and head out of the dining room?

3. What does Tara's mother do at first to discourage her from doing "the doorknob thing" in Chapter 15?

4. Why does Tara not eat at dinner with her family in Chapter 16?

5. In Chapter 15, after Christmas, Tara doesn't feel she can open any door until she has repeated a routine in which she places how many fingers on the doorknob?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Christmas Day end for Tara in Chapter 14?

2. What is the purpose of the book's Afterword? Who is it written by and what does it contain?

3. What treatment does Dr. Leopardi suggest in Chapter 19? How difficult does she tell Tara it will be?

4. What is Tara's first meeting with Dr. Susan Leopardi like in Chapter 19?

5. How has Tara's emotional life evolved in Chapter 13?

6. What does Mr. Jacobson make of Tara in Chapter 17? What questions does he ask her?

7. What treatment has Sam received for his condition? How does Tara relate to his discussion about OCD in Chapter 18?

8. What conflict takes place between Tara and her father in Chapter 17?

9. How does Tara relate her school studies to her own life in Chapter 21?

10. How does Tara feel about Sam's impending visit in Chapter 18? How does she greet him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss anorexia and the female self image. What percentage of teenage girls today suffer from low self image? How does this relate to body issues and weight? What self image do each of Tara's friends project? How does each relate to Tara?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the climax of the narrative and the character of Mr. Jacobson in the novel. How does Tara's father know Mr. Jacobson? What questions does Mr. Jacobson ask Tara?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss stereotypes in the novel and in real life. How realistic are the characters of Keesha, Kristin and Anna? Are these stereotypes realistic depictions of people you can relate to? Why or why not? Is there a basis in the stereotypes? Are they simply Tara's way of identifying people?

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