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. Why does the narrator reject Roger?

2. At the end of Part 1, the narrator's mood could best be described as:

3. What is the name of the first friend that the narrator makes at school in Part 2?

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

5. What do Anonymous and Chris's families believe is the reason that they ran away?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the narrator begin to have trouble sleeping in Part 3?

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

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

5. What does the narrator start to have visions of in Part 3, and why are these visions significant?

6. 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?

7. Compare and contrast how the narrator feels about each of her parents during Part 2.

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

9. Describe the narrator's relationship with her mother at the beginning of the story.

10. Describe Chris and Anonymous's contrasting experiences with jobs after they arrive in San Francisco.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title Go Ask Alice was taken from a 1967 Jefferson Airplane song called "White Rabbit." Explain in detail how the lyrics of the song parallel the story. Be sure to give several specific examples from the text and the song.

Essay Topic 2

This story takes place during the early 1970's, when the counterculture played an important role in the lives of many young people. Research and describe the counterculture of the early 1970's, and explain why you think the narrator is drawn to it.

Essay Topic 3

Prepare a detailed analysis of attitudes and new developments regarding psychiatry in the 1970s, and, based on your research, describe whether you think that the narrator's experience in a psychiatric hospital was a typical one.

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