Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Test | Final Test - Hard

Marya Hornbacher
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Marya live with while in California?

2. In the end, Marya thinks that her eating disorder is _____.

3. Even though she is still in recovery, what does she have to think hard about to break?

4. What happens to her body during this time?

5. After she cuts all of her hair off, what does Marya realize?

Short Essay Questions

1. What will Marya always worry about?

2. What body systems do not work right as a result of Marya's disorders?

3. What does Marya almost refuse to take?

4. How does Marya begin leading a double life in this section of the novel?

5. How does Marya's experience at Lowe House differ from Methodist Hospital?

6. What gives Marya the ability to carry on with her life and fight everyday?

7. What marks the point where Marya's life starts to fall apart again?

8. How does this person not oblige Marya's whims?

9. How does Marya attempt to trick the doctors, her parents, and her friends into thinking she is healthy?

10. In Interlude-Present Day, what does Marya discuss?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why are the anorexics and bulimics working against each other while they are in rehab? How does this help or hinder their therapeutic process at Lowe House?

Essay Topic 2

The book ends with the question as to whether Marya will survive her recovery. Describe the end of the book. Do you think that Marya's conclusion was effective? Explain why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Marya explains that anorexics have more control than bulimics. Anorexics are capable of completely neglecting their body. They also think they can exist without their bodies. What does this reasoning mean? How can someone live without their body?

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