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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 song's lyrics are published in the newspaper as a possible cause of the Lisbon girls' suicides?
(a) "Virgin Suicide."
(b) "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
(c) "Cruel Crux."
(d) "When Youth Sees No Future."

2. When the boys call the Lisbon girls the second time, what do they do?
(a) They read a poem.
(b) They profess their love for the girls.
(c) They hang up when Lux answers.
(d) They play a song over the phone.

3. What do the girls order to help them escape their boredom?
(a) Records.
(b) Books.
(c) Catalogues.
(d) The newspaper.

4. What does Trip do when faced with the headmaster one afternoon after returning from his car?
(a) He dashes to the bathroom.
(b) He walks right by him.
(c) He ducks into the wrong classroom.
(d) He turns and leaves school.

5. Where does Old Mrs. Karafilis live?
(a) Her own house in the neighborhood.
(b) A nursing home.
(c) The Karafilis' basement.
(d) The Karafilis' attic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Lisbons do with the flowers they receive?

2. What major project is the Parks Department working on?

3. What is Lux's real reason for going to the hospital?

4. Where do the Lisbon girls spend the Day of Grieving?

5. What does Mrs. Lisbon force Lux to destroy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Trip Fontaine "make his move" regarding Lux?

2. How does Mr. Lisbon's behavior at school change after Cecilia's suicide?

3. Describe three ways in which the Lisbon girls tried to contact the boys.

4. Describe Mary Lisbon's favorite way to pass time during the imprisonment.

5. What happens on Trip Fontaine's vacation in Acapulco that changes his life significantly?

6. Describe the state of the Lisbons' basement on June 15th.

7. How did Lux's date end?

8. What was "The Day of Grieving" and how was it observed?

9. What signs did the Lisbon girls show of rejoining the community?

10. What was the media's first reaction to Cecilia's suicide, and why?

(see the answer keys)

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