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. Near what college do Chris and Anonymous open their shop?

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

3. When do Chris and Anonymous decide to go home?

4. Why doesn't the narrator want to go her grandparents' house for the summer?

5. What does the narrator's mother do to annoy her in Part 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Compare and contrast how the narrator feels about each of her parents during Part 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What happens at the party in Part 2, and what effect does this have on the narrator?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This story takes place during the early 1970's, when the counterculture played an important role in the lives of many young people. Research and describe the counterculture of the early 1970's, and explain why you think the narrator is drawn to it.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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