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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. In what year was the disastrous Fyre Festival held?
(a) 2014.
(b) 2015.
(c) 2012.
(d) 2017.

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

3. What is the first name of the writer with the last name Arendt, whose work is referenced within "Pure Heroines"?
(a) Lisa.
(b) Margaret.
(c) Sarah.
(d) Hannah.

4. Which of Tolentino's actions the night she was drugged prevented her from being raped?
(a) She punched.
(b) She kicked.
(c) She bit.
(d) She vomited.

5. In what month of the year was the disastrous Fyre Festival held?
(a) April.
(b) August.
(c) September.
(d) May.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which action taken by a particular hero is considered evidence by Tolentino that he has come to certain realizations?

2. Tolentino states in the essay "Ectasy" that she has spent how many years trying to undo her first 15 years of religious training?

3. How old is Esther Greenwood in the novel in which she is the featured protagonist?

4. Tolentino worries that Zuckerberg has the power to take what action in relation to elections?

5. Tolentino provides a long list of female literary protagonists who are victims of which crime?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. To what types of evidence does Tolentino point after she states, "Something likely happened to Jackie on September 28, 2012" (203)?

3. What distinction does Tolentino make between the depiction of trauma in children's literature and the depiction of trauma in adult literature?

4. What does Tolentino mean when she asserts that Mark Zuckerberg "controls a nation-state" (169)?

5. Who is Esther Greenwood?

6. Explain how Tolentino contrasts her journalism skills in 2011 with her journalism skills in 2020.

7. For what reason does Tolentino characterize student debt in America as a "generation-defining scam" (167)?

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

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

10. Describe an instance in "We Come from Old Virginia" when Tolentino depicts her younger self as a product of a patriarchal society.

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