The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer Test | Final Test - Hard

Jennifer Lynch
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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 drug dealer does Laura write of having become financially dependent on in her December 16, 198, entry?

2. Who warned Laura to be careful around Leo, according to the entry from October 3 1986?

3. Who did Laura receive a phone call from on March 10, 1988 about her horse?

4. Who was manipulated into leaving Laura alone in the November 13, 1987 entry?

5. What sexual experience does Laura describe on October 3, 1986?

Short Essay Questions

1. What relationships does Laura describe on December 16, 1987?

2. Who visits Laura in her dreams on December 14, 1986? What happens in this confrontation?

3. What dream-like conversation does Laura describe with her father? When did it take place?

4. What is significant about Laura's abortion in terms of style/theme?

5. What activity does Laura describe undertaking on December 21, 1987? How does she feel about it?

6. How does the theme of duality manifest in Part 8, December 16, 1987 to Christmas Eve Day, 1987 - Later?

7. Who does Laura describe meeting at the diner on Christmas Eve Day, 1987?

8. Who does Laura write of disliking in her April 10, 1988 entry? Why?

9. Where does Laura write she had begun working on April 7, 1988? What does she say of her relationship?

10. What drug exchange does Laura describe on November 12, 1987? What happened?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role that BOB plays in the narrative's plot. Who and what is BOB? What is his relationship to the protagonist?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motifs of sex and drugs in The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. How does the author use these motifs to further the narrative's themes?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the source material for The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. Where were the characters and the setting developed and by whom?

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