The Best Little Girl in the World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Steven Levenkron
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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. Grace tells Dr. Gordon that Francesca has always been the _________ child, the good one in the family.

2. What does Dr. Gordon decide to do in order to help Francesca get her appetite back?

3. What role does Francesca remember playing when she used to play childhood games with her friends?

4. What was Dr. Gordon thinking would happen to Francesca as Grace called her on the phone?

5. Dr. Waldman thought of another patient he'd seen, one that was as thin as Francesca, but there was a reason for it: ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Grace find out when she takes Francesca for another doctor's appointment as a follow up?

2. What does the doctor threaten to do if Francesca cannot get her weight under control again?

3. What does Francesca do after ballet class when the rest of the girls want to go get burgers to eat?

4. Why does Dr. Gordon decide to put Francesca in the hospital after her next appointment?

5. When Francesca has a bad dream the night after the party, what promise does she make to herself?

6. Why is Francesca afraid to speak to Dr. Smith when they are speaking privately, away from her parents?

7. What does Madame promise to Francesca after she notices her initial weight loss progress?

8. Why does Francesca panic along the way to the doctor's appointment, arriving forty-five minutes late as a result?

9. What makes Francesca's mother frightened for the health of her daughter at the start of this section?

10. Describe what Francesca looks like when the story begins.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The disease that is anorexia is one that many people simply can not understand, which can make Kessa's story difficult to read.

Part 1: How do you feel about anorexia? Does it seem like a dangerous disease?

Part 2: Why do you think that anorexia is something that is a problem in society?

Part 3: How do you think society could help women and men avoid succumbing to eating disorders?

Essay Topic 2

Kessa's anorexia is going to be treated with therapy and possibly with hospitalization.

Part 1: Why is anorexia considered to be a mental disorder rather than a physical disorder?

Part 2: Do you think that therapy is helpful in treating eating disorders? Support your answer.

Part 3: How do you think therapy can help an anorexic learn how to eat and to live more healthfully?

Essay Topic 3

Kessa begins to fail at her classes because of the eating disorder's hold on her.

Part 1: Why do you think Kessa doesn't care about being perfect in school?

Part 2: Do you think that Kessa's teachers could have helped her in some way?

Part 3: How do you think you would react if a friend of yours suddenly began to fail in school?

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