The Virgin Suicides 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. In what condition is the Lisbons' basement?

2. What does Bonnie do outside the house each night?

3. What do the boys find in the basement?

4. Which of these is not an observation made about Lux in the weeks following her removal from school?

5. How does Old Mrs. Karafilis travel up and down stairs?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Dr. Hornicker's opinion of Lux after meeting with her in the hospital?

2. How did the three older girls end their evening at the dance?

3. What is Mrs. Lisbon's reaction to Lux's disobedience?

4. How do the boys spend the early part of the evening on June 15?

5. Describe the state of the Lisbon house in Chapter 4.

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

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

8. What rebellious activities does Lux engage in?

9. What do the boys make of Therese's ham radio conversations?

10. How do the Lisbon girls save, at least temporarily, their elm tree?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the story of the Lisbon girls to the story of the dying elm trees. How does one represent the other? How are they connected?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon. What is their relationship like? What are their relationships with their daughters like? How does the male-female dynamic play out in these two characters?

Essay Topic 3

In the days leading up to and including the multiple suicides, the boys go through a wide variety of emotions. How do the girls' actions affect them? Are the girls leading them along, or are the boys truly emotionally invested? Do they only feel what the girls intend them to? What is their final conclusion as they stare at Bonnie's body hanging from a rafter?

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