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. What health issue is Lux discovered to have while in the hospital?

2. What do Lux and Julie do instead of going to class?

3. Whose car do the boys take to the dance?

4. Who is Linda Perl?

5. Who fetches the Lisbons' mail?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the physical changes happening to the Lisbon home.

2. How did the Lisbons deal with their friends' and neighbors' offers of sympathy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What do the boys see when they first look into the Lisbons' home on June 15th?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Communication--and the lack of it--plays a crucial role in the telling of this story. Please discuss ways in which the Lisbon girls communicate with the outside and with one another, as well as how a lack of communication affects the story.

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

Lux Lisbon becomes the one that we as readers know the most intimately. In a well-developed essay, describe her character, how it differs from her sisters', and how she fits into her family.

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