And I Don't Want to Live This Life Test | Final Test - Hard

Deborah Spungen
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the press contact from Deborah's life to try and get more information about Nancy?

2. Why wasn't Nancy with Sid Vicious on his United States tour?

3. Where did the Spungen family get away for the weekend following Nancy's murder?

4. What friends did Nancy tell her parents would wreck their house while they were out for Chinese food?

5. How did Nancy hurt her ear?

Essay 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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