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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What prompts Lux to write all over her binder and her underwear?
(a) Watching a movie with her favorite actor.
(b) Stroking a whale.
(c) Seeing a boy with his shirt off.
(d) Hearing a new song she loved.

2. What does Mr. Lisbon say was Cecilia's state of mind the day she killed herself?
(a) Bored.
(b) Very sad.
(c) Angry about having to help with the party.
(d) Pleased about the upcoming party.

3. What happens just as the paramedics arrive?
(a) The telephone rings.
(b) It begins to rain.
(c) The ice cream truck comes down the street.
(d) The Lisbons' sprinkler system goes on.

4. Which of the following drawings is not found in Cecilia's diary?
(a) Eggs hatching.
(b) Angels.
(c) Hearts.
(d) Whales spouting blood.

5. What feature of the cemetery where Cecilia's funeral is held stands out most to the mourners?
(a) It's crowded.
(b) It's sunny.
(c) It's flat.
(d) It's well-tended.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are the scars Cecilia tried to hide?

2. In what room do the girls hold their first party?

3. Who finds Cecilia's body first?

4. What kind of music does Cecilia like to listen to?

5. How much time elapses between the first Lisbon girl's attempt at suicide and the last Lisbon girl's attempt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What major revelation do the boys have upon entering the Lisbon girls' party?

2. Describe Cecilia Lisbon's first attempt at suicide.

3. Describe the appearance of Cecilia's diary.

4. Name three events the boys read about in Cecilia's diary.

5. When Peter Sissen reports back to the boys about his time inside the Lisbon house, what does Paul Baldino vow to do?

6. How did the boys obtain Cecilia's diary?

7. What did Cecilia do on the last day of her life?

8. What does the cemetery where Cecilia's service is held look like?

9. How does the Lisbon girls' party differ from other parties the boys have attended?

10. What happens in the Baldinos' backyard to arouse neighborhood suspicions?

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