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Kissing Doorknobs Test | Final Test - Hard

Terry Spencer Hesser
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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 22, Sam asks her to take a bite of one of the chocolate kisses, and then do what?



2. Who has the fortune, "Good things are coming to you soon" in Chapter 16?



3. Sam calls Tara in Chapter 19, and tells her that if she doesn't get over her fears, they will what?



4. Sam visits Tara and brings her what inside a box of chocolates in Chapter 22?



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 her fingers on the door how?



Essay Topics

Discuss the element of language and style in literature and in the novel. How is language used in "Kissing Doorknobs"? How is it used thematically with Tara's character? How do the characters interact with one another? Does this differ from how Tara's internal mind thinks?

Discuss the role that religious obsession plays in obsessive-compulsive disorder. What other symptoms are significant which are displayed by Tara in the narrative? Would you have diagnosed Tara as OCD based upon her behavior? Why or why not?

Describe and discuss both religious allusion and the narrative voice in the novel. Is the novel written in present or past tense? From whose point of view? What religion is Tara? How does she feel about her religion? Why does Tara find solace in religion?

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