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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 does Liz leave with in Chapter 7?
2. What is the school assembly about that Maggie attends in Chapter 1?
3. What word might Sean use to describe the human race?
4. Who does Maggie hope will ask her to the upcoming event?
5. Which of the following does Dennis contemplate in Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. On her date with Dennis in Chapter 3, what does Maggie hope?
2. Why does Liz claim that her dates with Sean are no longer fun?
3. Why does Liz berate Maggie?
4. What is Sean's main problem in Chapter 5?
5. How is diction used in Chapter 1 to enhance the reading experience?
6. Compare and contrast Dennis and Sean.
7. What elements of foreshadowing are included in the letter that Liz writes to Sean in Chapter 6?
8. What foreshadowing is present in Chapter 3?
9. At what point is the transition between the characters' thoughts most intense? Why?
10. How does Liz try to improve her relationship with her parents?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why is realism important in the story? How does realism give the reader a way to connect with the writing? What is the downfall to a story that does not contain realism? How do these questions apply to this specific story?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the way that relationships deteriorate in the story. What is the cause of deterioration? What elements cause this to happen? Do you think the story could have been different if factors were changed? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Many of the chapters in the story end with a note from one character to another. What is the author's purpose in including these notes? Is it an effective storytelling technique? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
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