Wintergirls Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What does Chloe fear about Lia?

2. Why does Emma stand in the bathroom door and scream?

3. How did Cassie's inner organs appear?

4. Why is Lia angry at her mother?

5. Who has Chloe hired?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lia do that causes Emma to become hysterical?

2. Where does Cassie learn about the habits of binging and purging, and how does that knowledge affect her?

3. What does Lia tell her father when she's returned from Elijah's house and how does he react?

4. Where does Lia find her mother and what is her mother doing?

5. Why does Cassie's ghost call Lia a "wintergirl"?

6. What happens when Lia goes to get pain medication for Emma?

7. How does Lia act at Cassie's grave?

8. What does Lia want to know about Cassie and what does she have to do to gain the knowledge?

9. What does Jennifer say to Lia that prompts Lia to really talk to Dr. Parker?

10. What happens as a result of Lia eating the cupcakes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "Wintergirls". Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Anderson chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Anderson chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Anderson's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Anderson use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "Wintergirls"? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "Wintergirls", including why you believe it is indeed foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from the text and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

"Wintergirls" belongs to the young adult novel genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the young adult novel genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a young adult novel and a historical novel?

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