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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 word might Sean use to describe the human race?

2. What does Dennis decide not to do in Chapter 2 so that he does not have to kiss his date?

3. What does Liz no longer do that has met with her mother's disapproval?

4. Who is the note at the end of Chapter 4 written to?

5. Who does Liz say is the only person who matters to her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the high school setting in Chapter 1.

2. On her date with Dennis in Chapter 3, what does Maggie hope?

3. What is significant about Liz's astrological reading?

4. What are the contents of the memo at the end of Chapter 3?

5. Why is Liz uncomfortable around her stepfather? How is it shown that this affects her?

6. What is the main conflict in Chapter 5?

7. Why is the third person omniscient point of view helpful in the first chapter?

8. What foreshadowing is present in Chapter 3?

9. What is the disparity in the definitions of love between the characters in the story?

10. Describe Maggie's loyalty to Liz.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the main conflict in My Darling, My Hamburger? Identify the sub-plots in the story. How do the sub-plots contribute to the underlying themes and the overall conflict?

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 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?

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