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. Who does the main character run into while shopping with her grandmother?

2. Where does the narrator meet Chris?

3. What significant event occurs at one of Sheila's parties?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Anonymous decide to move to San Francisco with Chris?

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

6. Describe Tim and Alexandria's first experiences at their new school.

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

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

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

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

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

Give examples of foreshadowing in Go Ask Alice. How and why is foreshadowing used in the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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