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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Sid's manager when he launched his solo career?

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

3. What was the only thing that Deborah did not give away from Nancy's closet?

4. Who took Nancy to the hospital when she overdosed on heroin?

5. Why was Deborah unable to reach Frank after Nancy's murder?

Essay 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 examines how Frank and Nancy Spungen were often blamed for Nancy's troubles. In your response, answer the following questions:

1) How did the medical community blame the Spungens? Cite specific examples.

2) How did the school system blame the Spungens? Cite specific examples.

3) How did the legal system, both before and after Nancy's death, blame the Spungens? Cite specific examples.

4) In what ways did the Spungens blame themselves for Nancy's troubles?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Nancy's experiences in school. In your essay, be sure to address the following:

1) All the schools Nancy attended and the affect they had on her behavior

2) How school administrators treated Nancy's behavior

3) Life in college

4) Nancy's high intelligence and how she felt about school

5) Ways that Nancy educated herself.

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