And I Don't Want to Live This Life Test | Final 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 was Deborah happy when she visited Nancy in her first apartment?

2. What drug did Nancy beg her parents to give her when she was detoxing?

3. In what state did Nancy's parents get her an apartment?

4. What Beatles song did Nancy's brother play for Sid on his guitar?

5. What was Nancy's job in New York?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the Sex Pistols become famous?

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

4. Why did Sid's mother call Deborah after Nancy's death?

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

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

7. Why did Nancy have to leave the Suburban Psychiatric Clinic?

8. How did Deborah describe Sid when she first met him?

9. What did Nancy do to get off drugs?

10. How were the Spungens treated by the coroner handling Nancy case?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of the title of this book? In your essay, explain how Deborah got to know the line, "And I don't want to live this life." What does this quote mean? How is it significant to the life story of Nancy Spungen? Who said it? Why was it important to Deborah? Provide textual evidence from the book that supports this as an appropriate title for Nancy's life story.

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

Students will examine Nancy Spungen's relationship with drugs. In your response, be sure to address the following points:

1) Nancy's early experience with drugs prescribed by doctors, even in her infancy.

2) Deborah's dependency on the medical community and drugs to alleviate Nancy's problem.

3) Nancy's and Sid's drug dependencies.

4) The role drugs played in the music scene that Nancy admired.

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