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

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

3. At age eleven, Nancy refused to ______________.

4. What did the doctor say about Nancy's health when he released her from the hospital after her birth?

5. Whose office did Nancy destroy in a fit of rage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the Sex Pistols do during concerts that made them so sensational?

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

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

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

5. After spending time with Sid and Nancy in Philadelphia, what did Deborah think of Sid and Nancy's relationship?

6. Describe Nancy's temper tantrums as a toddler and how people handled them differently.

7. What did Nancy do in New York to defy her parents, and how did they react?

8. How did the judge in Nancy's driving case treat Deborah?

9. What was Nancy's final year at Lakeside like?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

What steps did the Spungens take to help other "Nancys"? Why did the Spungens want to help others? How did they provide emotional support to families who were touched by their child's murder? How did Frank and Deborah provide financial support to families struggling with drugs?

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