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. The director of the psychiatric clinic suspected that Nancy suffered from _____________.

2. Who was the main person in charge at the second school Nancy attended?

3. What troubles did Nancy have when she began school?

4. When Nancy got a throat infection, what medication did the doctor prescribe to help her sleep?

5. What did Deborah do to calm Nancy when she had nightmares?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the media cover Nancy's death?

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

3. What happened to Sid's career after the Sex Pistols had broken up?

4. What did Nancy do to get off drugs?

5. Why did the Spungens want Suzy and Nancy to share a room and what happened?

6. In what ways did Nancy control the house as a small child?

7. How did the Sex Pistols become famous?

8. Describe the scene at Sid Vicious' bail hearing.

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

10. What did Sid tell Deborah when he called after Nancy's murder?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that explores the relationship between Deborah Spungen and Sid Vicious after Nancy's death. Why did Sid continue communicating with Deborah? What were his motives? How did Deborah react to Sid's communication? Was this relationship harmful or hurtful to both Deborah and Sid? What did Deborah come to understand about Sid, Nancy, and the murder after communicating with Sid?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that describes how the Spungens were treated by people after Nancy's murder. In your response, be sure to explain the roles of the police, coroner, district attorney, and the press. How was this treatment a pattern in the Spungens' constant search to do right by their daughter? How have their reactions to this treatment changed since Nancy's birth?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that explores the relationship between Deborah Spungen and her daughter Nancy. How did Nancy's early medical history bond mother and daughter? Why did Deborah feel responsible for Nancy's issues? In what ways did Deborah support her daughter? Did Deborah enable Nancy's destructive behavior? What was their relationship like toward the end of Nancy's life? How did Nancy continue to confide in her mother? What responsibilities did Deborah feel towards her daughter?

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