The Broken Bridge Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Ginny turn onto Robert like?

2. Who did Janet and Tony meet through?

3. What does Wendy Stevens tell Ginny happened to her fourteen years ago?

4. What lie does Ginny tell Mr. Chalmers to get into the art gallery?

5. Who does Ginny ask to pick her up from Helen's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ginny's father tell her about his own childhood?

2. What does Ginny find out about herself from her meeting with her mother?

3. Why is Ginny so embarrassed when she meets Mr. Chalmers?

4. Why is it ironic that Ginny tells lies to get into the art gallery?

5. What does Ginny think Joe's jacket means?

6. What does Ginny find out about Joe Chicago in this section?

7. How does Ginny's mother react when they meet?

8. Why does Ginny get angry when she goes to see Helen?

9. Why is it ironic that Baron Samedi temporarily possesses her mind?

10. Why does Ginny feel a connection with Helen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Look at the structure of the book.

How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?

Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

Essay Topic 2

How has being the black girl in her town affected Ginny and her sense of identity? How has she managed to cope with being the outsider? What positive effects has it had on her character?

Essay Topic 3

Pick two characters from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

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