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. Whom did Nancy give her record collection to when she left for London?

2. What did Dean Becker, Nancy's cousin, do at Nancy's funeral?

3. How did Nancy's father prevent Nancy from stealing their car?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did the Sex Pistols become famous?

4. What did Nancy reveal to her mother during their last phone conversation?

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

6. What did Nancy do to get off drugs?

7. How did Nancy spend Hanukkah/Christmas before moving to London?

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

9. How did Deborah feel when she found out about Sid's death?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What were Deborah Spungen's motivations for writing this book? In your essay, answer the following questions:

1) What did Deborah want people to know about Nancy?

2) How did the media attention stemming from Nancy's death affect Deborah's decision?

3) What lessons can the reader learn from the Spungens' experiences (trying to get Nancy the help she needed, drugs, etc)?

4) How did writing this book help Deborah Spungen come to terms with Nancy's life and death?

Essay Topic 3

What did Deborah ultimately come to understand about Nancy's death? In your response, answer the following questions:

1) What role did Deborah assume Sid had in Nancy's murder?

2) What evidence supported Deborah's assumptions about Sid's involvement (use text evidence about Nancy and Sid's relationship)

3) How and why did her feelings about Sid's involvement change over time?

4) What evidence did Deborah provide (throughout the book) that supports Sid's claims that Nancy wanted to die?

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