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

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

4. What Christmas carol lyric does Anonymous relate to in her Christmas Day entry in Part 4?

5. After she starts taking sleeping pills, what type of recurring vision does the narrator have?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why doesn't the main character talk to her friends or her mother about her insecurities?

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

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

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

8. Describe Chris and Anonymous's contrasting experiences with jobs after they arrive in San Francisco.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The narrator makes many friends over the course of her journey. Choose two of the characters with whom she forms a relationship, and compare and contrast their influence on her thoughts and actions.

Essay Topic 2

A foil in literature refers to a character that is very different from the main character of a story; the purpose of a foil is to contrast with the main character so that the traits of the main character are more obvious. Choose a character in Go Ask Alice that serves a foil to the narrator, and explain how they do so.

Essay Topic 3

This book is supposedly the real diary of a teenage girl struggling with drug use. However, several critics claim that this cannot be true because the narrative seems too shaped, and the narrator seems too sophisticated. Do you agree or disagree with those critics? Explain in detail at least 3 reasons why or why not, giving examples from the text. If the story is fabricated, in whole or in part, describe whether you think that this lessens the impact of the story.

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