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. Where does the narrator meet Chris?

2. To what is the "game" at the party compared?

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

4. Why was it easy for Sheila and and boyfriend to take advantage of Chris and Anonymous at the party?

5. At the end of Part 3, why is Anonymous afraid of what Richie might do to her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe the evolution of Anonymous and Richie's relationship in Part 3.

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

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

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

5. How does the narrator feel about moving to a new place?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The editor of Go Ask Alice is named Beatrice Sparks. Using at least 3 reliable sources, describe her life and her role in preparing Go Ask Alice. There should be some focus on why she is a controversial figure.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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