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 drug does Chris give the narrator?

2. Why are Chris and Anonymous troubled by the students who frequent their shop?

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

4. What is one reason that the narrator worries about moving?

5. What two words best describe the main character in Part 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the narrator upset at the end of Part 1?

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. Why does the main character want to lose her virginity to Roger?

8. Why do you think Chris and Anonymous don't share the real reasons that they ran away to San Francisco?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At several points in the story, the narrator resolves to stay clean and is unsuccessful. Give at least 2 reasons why you think that she cannot stay away from drugs.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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