And I Don't Want to Live This Life Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Deborah Spungen
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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. Why did Dr. Cott not treat Nancy?

2. At age eleven, Nancy refused to ______________.

3. What pet did Nancy try to throw down the stairs?

4. How did Nancy avoid time in the juvenile facility until her car case was heard?

5. What was the name of the Spungens' family pet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Dr. Blake's evaluation of Nancy say was the root of her problems? How did this make the Spungens feel?

2. What medical issues did Nancy face when she was first born?

3. Right before Nancy started school, what did her parents and doctors believe Nancy needed in order to help her behavior? Why were the Spungens so willing to accept this as truth?

4. How did the media and press affect Deborah's grief?

5. How did Nancy respond when she was first introduced to rock and roll?

6. How did Deborah's mother feel about her pregnancy with Nancy?

7. How did doctors respond to Deborah when she voiced concern over Nancy's medical issues as an infant?

8. What happened when Nancy took the medication Atarax?

9. What did Deborah do for work when David started nursery school?

10. What did Nancy declare to her parents in Chapter 12 about her death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that explores the Spungens' involvement with the Parents of Murdered Children group. In your essay, be sure to answer the following questions:

1) How did the POMC help Frank and Deborah grieve?

2) Why did Deborah want to help other families?

3) How did the POMC support families of murdered children?

Essay Topic 2

How were the Spungens let down by the medical community? In your response, be sure to address the following:

1) In what ways did the Spungens reach out to the medical community?

2) How did the medical community respond to the Spungens' call for help?

3) How was Nancy treated by the medical community?

4) Would Nancy's life have been different if the medical community had acted differently?

Essay Topic 3

In this essay, students will explain how the media treated the Spungens before and after Nancy's death.

1) What inquiries did the media make about Nancy while she was alive?

2) Why were the press interested in Nancy and how did she feel about the media attention?

3) How did the media treat the Spungens after Nancy's death?

4) To what extent did the media go to get ore information about Nancy?

5) How did the Spungens react to the media's attention?

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