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. Where was Nancy leaving when she got into an accident in her mom's car?

2. How did Deborah describe Nancy's state of mind when she tried to throw a pet down the stairs?

3. How old was Nancy when she graduated from high school?

4. What advice did Mrs.Taylor give Deborah to help her feel better about a fussy baby?

5. Where did Deborah take Nancy when she hyperventilated after getting frustrated when making a bracelet?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were Sid and Nancy behaving when Frank delivered their belongings from London?

2. How did Nancy's relationship with Jeff improve her behavior?

3. What did Deborah think of the letters Sid wrote her?

4. How did Nancy's time at the Lakeside Campus of the Darlington school system change her behavior?

5. What happened to Nancy's first job?

6. How did Nancy react when her sister was born?

7. How did the media treat Nancy as the Sex Pistols gained more fame?

8. 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?

9. How was the Spungen family adjusting to life while Nancy was living in London?

10. What did Nancy do to get off drugs?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How did fame fuel Sid and Nancy's destructive lives? In your response, address the following points:

1) The Sex Pistols' outrageous behavior and the fame it brought

2) Nancy's attention to Sid's fame and musical following

3) Examine the ways the media's attention perpetuated the fame surrounding Sid and Nancy.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How did Nancy's behavior affect her family? In your response, explain the following:

1) Nancy's relationship with her parents (separately and together)

2) Influences and relationship with her siblings

3) Expense of treatments, special schools, etc

4) Ways that Nancy's behavior prevented the family from living a "normal" life.

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