Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Test | Final Test - Hard

Elizabeth Wurtzel
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens in the world simultaneously when Elizabeth wakes up in blood?

2. What other movie does Elizabeth cry at continuously when she is younger?

3. What is Rafe's profession?

4. What reruns does Elizabeth watch late at night?

5. Archer is so flawlessly handsome that he actually seems ______________.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Elizabeth realizes she has fallen in love with her depression. Explain this statement, including why she needs her depression so much at this point in her life.

Essay Topic 2

At various points in her life, Elizabeth will feel extreme highs followed by extreme lows. How is this conveyed in the novel? How are the words chosen, descriptions and tone combined together in order to convey the highs or lows of her life at any point in the novel. Use three specific examples to demonstrate an emotional period for her and how the writing helped to demonstrate the emotion during that time.

Essay Topic 3

Elizabeth's writing style in the book is unusual. She will jump from a standard font to an italicized one. What impact does this have for the reader? Does it change the tone of the novel? Why or why not? What contribution does it make for the overall story? Does it encourage the reader to relate more to Elizabeth or feel more disconnected from her? Use specific examples from the novel to support your statements.

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