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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 does Deanna say has been misinterpreted by many people?
2. What does Jason say about Lee?
3. How does Deanna respond to her dad's suspicious questions?
4. What does Michael confess to Deanna?
5. Why does Michael leave the pizza parlor early?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Deanna surprised at work and why is Darren surprised when he arrives at her workplace?
2. What does Stacy say about Darren's belief in Deanna?
3. Where does Stacy say she was and what does Darren say when Deanna calls him and what is Deanna's response?
4. What does Darren learn when he calls Stacy's family?
5. What does Deanna reflect about concerning the new family she had wanted to make for herself?
6. What happens when Deanna and Jason kiss?
7. Why does Deanna call Jason to come earlier and what do they do?
8. Describe the situation that interrupts Deanna's questioning of Jason about her time with Tommy.
9. What do Deanna and Darren do together that evening?
10. What does Deanna tell Stacy she wants to do for her and Darren and what does Stacy say about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Story of a Girl, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Story of a Girl. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Story of a Girl help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Story of a Girl? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Story of a Girl to discuss and compare the character's response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
Characters are an important part of what makes Story of a Girl interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Deanna. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Deanna's father. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Tommy. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
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