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. To what drug is Anonymous introduced at one of Sheila's parties?

2. What is the main problem in the main character's relationship with her father?

3. What does the narrator call her parents?

4. What do Chris and Anonymous dream of doing at the beginning of Part 4?

5. When the narrator returns to school, why doesn't she spend time with Beth?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why doesn't the main character talk to her friends or her mother about her insecurities?

7. What happens at the party in Part 2, and what effect does this have on the narrator?

8. What is the significance of Anonymous's relationship with Mr. Mellani?

9. What kind of people hang out at Chris and Anonymous's boutique, and why does this disturb them?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Loneliness is a strong factor in why the narrator acts and thinks as she does. Why do you think that narrator is so lonely? How does this loneliness influence her actions throughout the story?

Essay Topic 2

Most people have preconceptions about what drug users are like. What did you think drug users were like before you read Go Ask Alice? Has reading this story changed any of your assumptions?

Essay Topic 3

Some readers criticize Anonymous's parents for not doing enough to keep Anonymous away from drugs. What do you think her parents could have done differently? Do you think they could have completely prevented Anonymous from using drugs?

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