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 was the "trigger" for the narrator's decision to move away with Chris?

2. What do Chris and Anonymous decide to do following the events of Sheila's party?

3. What is the slang name Anonymous uses for a lifestyle of partying and drug use?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Do you think that the narrator's overdose was accidental or intentional? Does the overall message of the story change depending on whether or not she committed suicide? If so, how? If not, why?

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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