Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What drink does a servant bring to Clara and Philippe when they are in a private room?

2. How much of the van den Meers' fortune was lost in Clara's kidnapping as a young child?

3. What does Philippe end up dying from?

4. How many grandchildren does Ruth end up having?

5. As they prepare for the ball, what does Margarethe demand Iris fill the house with?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose three passages from Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister that you consider to be the three most important. Analyze each passage for tone, diction, and any other literary devices that Maguire might use within them, such as foreshadowing or symbolism. What makes each scene one of the most important? How does Maguire convey the high level of importance of each passage? Which literary devices does Maguire use to structure and create each passage, and how would each scene be different without the use of one of those devices?

Essay Topic 2

Henrika's death is very suspicious, especially given Margarethe's delusional confession in the kitchen on the night of the ball. Present an argument as to why Margarethe did or did not kill Henrika, making sure to use specific evidence from the text to support your position. Also make sure to include any motives that Margarethe may have had for killing -- or not killing -- Henrika.

Essay Topic 3

Paintings play a crucial role in Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Choose three paintings that are mentioned in the text and discuss 1) who and what they physically represent, 2) who and what they symbolically represent, and 3) how Maguire uses them to advance and influence the plot. For each painting, use at least one (and preferably two) citations from the text to support your physical description.

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