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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose idea is the "Day of Grieving"?
2. What does Trip do in his car during the day?
3. What do the men of the neighborhood try to remove?
4. What does Mr. Lisbon use paint cans for in Chapter 4?
5. What do Lux and Julie do instead of going to class?
Essay Topic 1
The Virgin Suicides is full of sexual and religious symbolism. Please choose at least three major symbols and explain their significance to the story and relation to one another, and explain how these two seemingly disparate subjects intertwine.
Essay Topic 2
Trip Fontaine is a central character in the Lisbon girls' story, especially Lux's. Compare and contrast his life with that of the Lisbon girls. What is his purpose in the novel? What does he represent to the girls, and to their parents, and to the town as a whole?
Essay Topic 3
The Virgin Suicides is written from an unusual first-person plural point of view. How does this point of view affect how the story is told? What characters are part of the "we," and why do you think the author uses this deliberate ambiguity?
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