Plot test questions

1

Which of the following statements is true?

2

What do the main flashbacks in the novel in italics reveal?

3

What happens when Myra comes to visit Joy?

4

Joy self-harms using a tin of soup near the beginning of the novel. What does she realize afterwards?

5

Why does the memorial service plunge Joy into further trauma?

6

What happens in Joy’s nightmare and what can it show us?

7

Why is Joy worried about the hospital ‘dinner with wine’ at the Goodwill Inn?

8

What is Dr Stead’s reaction when Joy is discharged from hospital?

9

After Tony seduces Joy, she asks him Is this what you want? Will this keep you happy?

What can this show us?

10

Inside the headphones I hear the rise and fall, the surf beating in my lungs. Reach for the bottle.

Watch the lights

Which of the following is the most effective analysis of the final quote?