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 is first major event for the narrator in Part 2?

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

3. What does the narrator call her parents?

4. The main character is fascinated by Beth's religious views on:

5. To what drug is the narrator introduced on her date?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does the narrator start to have visions of in Part 3, and why are these visions significant?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Most people have preconceptions about what drug users are like. What did you think drug users were like before you read Go Ask Alice? Has reading this story changed any of your assumptions?

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

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?

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