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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 the name of Liz's mother?
2. What does Liz claim to be no longer fun in chapter 6?
3. What is the name of Liz's boyfriend in Chapter 1?
4. How do the boys in the car behave in Chapter 5?
5. What does Liz no longer do that has met with her mother's disapproval?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Maggie's mother say about physical attractiveness?
2. Describe the high school setting in Chapter 1.
3. What are the contents of the memo at the end of Chapter 3?
4. What is significant about Liz's astrological reading?
5. Why does Liz end up going to the dance with Rod?
6. How is diction used in Chapter 1 to enhance the reading experience?
7. On her date with Dennis in Chapter 3, what does Maggie hope?
8. What is the disparity in the definitions of love between the characters in the story?
9. Compare and contrast Dennis and Sean.
10. Why is the third person omniscient point of view helpful in the first chapter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What role does foreshadowing play in the story? Consider the theme of suicide in Chapter 3 and the astrological readings that Liz fears. What do these events foreshadow? How does the reader know that these are elements of foreshadowing? How does foreshadowing build tension?
Essay Topic 2
What social commentary does the author include in the story? What message about society and today's culture might the author be trying to send?
Essay Topic 3
What role does peer pressure play in the novel? what message about peer pressure does the author wish to send? How do the characters cope with peer pressure? Do you think the author meant for the characters to serve as a model for peer pressure and the ideal way for teens to deal with it? Why or why not?
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