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. Part 4 ends right after what holiday?

2. How old is the narrator at the beginning of the story?

3. Why do the main character's parents start to lecture her in Part 3?

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

5. Why can't the narrator sleep during Part 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prepare a detailed analysis of attitudes and new developments regarding psychiatry in the 1970s, and, based on your research, describe whether you think that the narrator's experience in a psychiatric hospital was a typical one.

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