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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Nancy's brother say about her as they dropped Sid and Nancy at the train station?
2. In what state did Nancy's parents get her an apartment?
3. Where did Nancy need surgery when she was living in London?
4. Why did the Spungens wear a black cloth button at Nancy's funeral?
5. Where did Sid and Nancy stop before moving to the United States?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay that explores the way Frank and Deborah Spungen handled Nancy's escalating behavior. How were Frank and Deborah's approaches to Nancy different in the beginning of her life? What effect did Nancy's behavior have on Frank and Deborah's relationship? How were Frank and Deborah treated by those from whom they sought help? How did this treatment continue even in Nancy's death?
Essay Topic 3
Students will write an essay explaining the effect rock and roll had on Nancy Spungen. How did Nancy discover rock and roll? What lengths did Nancy go to in order to be part of the music scene? How did music bond Sid and Nancy? Would Nancy's life have been different if she had not become part of the music scene? How has the music industry perpetuated the notoriety of Sid and Nancy?
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