Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

The Virgin Suicides Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 117 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Purchase our The Virgin Suicides Lesson Plans

Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Lisbon talk about with the neighborhood fathers who come to visit?



2. What is Old Mrs. Karafilis' weekly ritual?



3. Where does Mary go by herself?



4. What does Trip ask Mr. Lisbon during fourth period?



5. In what condition is the Lisbons' basement?



Essay Topics

Most people, after a tragedy, look for something or someone on whom to put the blame, even if it is the victim(s). This happens several times throughout the course of the novel. Please discuss at least three ways in which a character tries to place blame, including on whom/what, why, and how it affects other characters/the story itself.

At the dance, Therese says to her date, "We just want to live. If anyone would let us." What does she mean? Are the Lisbon girls not living? Is she referring to Cecilia, or to her own future suicide? Is there someone or something refusing to let them live?

How does the state of the Lisbon house connect to the rest of the story? What connections can be drawn between the conditions of the house and the condition of the people inside it? How do the people viewing it from the outside respond? The people inside?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 284 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Virgin Suicides Lesson Plans
Copyrights
The Virgin Suicides from BookRags. ©2009 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook