Go Ask Alice Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Beatrice Sparks
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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. What valuable skill did Chris learn from Sheila?

2. To what is the "game" at the party compared?

3. How do Chris and Anonymous's families react when they arrive at the airport?

4. How can narrator's father could best be described?

5. How could the main character's relationship with her mother best be described?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Anonymous begin to regret sleeping with Bill?

2. What features of this section cause some critics to doubt that Go Ask Alice is actually the journal of a teenage girl?

3. Why do Chris and the narrator decide to return home?

4. Describe Tim and Alexandria's first experiences at their new school.

5. What happens to excite the narrator during her stay at her grandparents', and why is she so thrilled about it?

6. Why does Anonymous decide to move to San Francisco with Chris?

7. How does the narrator feel about moving to a new place?

8. Describe the narrator's first experiences at school in Part 2.

9. Why is the main character insecure in Part 1?

10. How do Anonymous's behavior and dress start to change in Part 3 and what does this signify?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the point-of-view influence the story? How would the story be different if it were written as a third-person narrative?

Essay Topic 2

This book is supposedly the real diary of a teenage girl struggling with drug use. However, several critics claim that this cannot be true because the narrative seems too shaped, and the narrator seems too sophisticated. Do you agree or disagree with those critics? Explain in detail at least 3 reasons why or why not, giving examples from the text. If the story is fabricated, in whole or in part, describe whether you think that this lessens the impact of the story.

Essay Topic 3

Anonymous has visions of dead bodies rotting and being eaten by worms at several points during the story. Why does she fixate on that specific image? What do these visions symbolize?

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