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. After her experience at the party, what does the narrator decide to ask Jill?

2. Where does Beth have to go for the summer?

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

4. Anonymous wants to lose her her virginity to Roger, because she fears if she doesn't:

5. How does the narrator begin to dress in the middle of Part 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What Christmas carol lyric does Anonymous relate to at the end of Part 4, and why is this important?

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

4. What purpose do you think Tom plays in the story?

5. Describe Anonymous's experiences with Doris in Oregon.

6. What does Anonymous give to her father for her birthday, and why do you think he is almost in tears when he receives that gift?

7. What role does Joel fill in Anonymous's life in Part 6?

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

9. 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?

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

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

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 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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