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Jia Tolentino
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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. Tolentino states in "Pure Heroines" that if one were to view womanhood entirely through the lens of literature, childhood would look like what?
(a) Fun.
(b) Judgment.
(c) Power.
(d) Innocence.

2. Which religion did Tolentino's family follow during her childhood?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Islam.
(c) Judaism.
(d) Buddhism.

3. Tolentino writes that on Sundays, her church "looked like a" (130) what?
(a) Circus.
(b) Car dealership.
(c) Ghost town.
(d) Carnival.

4. Tolentino had recently moved to which city at the time "A Rape on Campus" was published?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Chicago.
(d) New York City.

5. The colleges to which Tolentino applied were mostly in New England and in which state?
(a) California.
(b) Alabama.
(c) New York.
(d) Texas.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which person in Tolentino's life suggested that she apply to the University of Virginia?

2. In what year was Tolentino's childhood church founded, though she started attending in the mid-nineties?

3. Tolentino states that if one were to view womanhood entirely through the lens of literature, adulthood would look like what?

4. What is the first name of the writer with the last name Arendt, whose work is referenced within "Pure Heroines"?

5. Tolentino's friend had insisted that Tolentino could never play which color of Power Ranger in their game?

Short Essay Questions

1. On which generation does the essay "The Story of a Generation of Seven Scams" focus?

2. Why does Tolentino use the term "Repentagon" (130) in association with her childhood church?

3. Who is Billy McFarland?

4. What underlying reasons does Tolentino point to when she discusses scam culture and its takeover of the online landscape?

5. Who is Esther Greenwood?

6. Why does Tolentino describe the Rolling Stone article "A Rape on Campus" as "now infamously, a graphic account of a gang rape at Phi Kappa Psi," (197) a fraternity at the University of Virginia?

7. What is the symbolism of the Amazon building Tolentino discusses in the essay entitled "Pure Heroines"?

8. What dark side does Tolentino discuss in relation to effervescent and young female characters in fiction?

9. Discuss Tolentino's reason for discussing at length Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar in the essay entitled "Pure Heroines."

10. Analyze Tolentino's reason for using an allusion to Ulysses in the essay entitled "Pure Heroines."

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