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 happens as a result of the narrator's parents' criticism?

2. Who is Shelia?

3. To what drug does Richie introduce Anonymous in Part 3?

4. What is one conflict that Anonymous has with her mother?

5. Why does the main character relate to Gerta?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the narrator upset about both her and Beth's summer arrangements?

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

3. Why do you think Chris and Anonymous don't share the real reasons that they ran away to San Francisco?

4. Why does the narrator stop spending time with Beth, and what does she do as a result?

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

6. What purpose do the descriptions of Tim and Alexandria's experiences at school serve?

7. What do Chris and Anonymous's parents think is the reason they decided to return home, and how do they react when they see them?

8. Explain what significant event happens at Sheila's party , and what effect this event has on Chris and Anonymous.

9. Contrast the two friends that the narrator makes at school, in terms of why she relates to each of them.

10. Why does the narrator's family have to move?

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

Describe the narrator's state of mind at the beginning of the story. What kinds of traits make her vulnerable to drug abuse? What purposes do they serve for her?

Essay Topic 3

Go Ask Alice contains many themes that some parents may find offensive, making them reluctant to allow their children to read it. Write a persuasive essay explaining why you think Go Ask Alice should (or shouldn't) be taught to high school students.

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