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 the slang name Anonymous uses for a lifestyle of partying and drug use?

2. What valuable skill did Chris learn from Sheila?

3. How does the narrator feel for the first few days of her stay with her grandparents?

4. What is the main problem in the main character's relationship with her father?

5. Why are the narrator and her family moving to a new home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think that Anonymous is still troubled, even though she has Joel to comfort and support her?

2. How do you think the narrator ended up in Denver, and why do you think she doesn't write about it?

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

4. At the beginning of Part 3, what makes the narrator resolve to stop taking drugs?

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

6. What does Anonymous decide to do when she finishes high school? Do you think that this is a realistic goal (why/why not)?

7. Who is Babbie, and what is notable about her?

8. 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?

9. Why is Anonymous excited about leading her piano recital?

10. What happens to Anonymous while she is planning her mother's surprise birthday party, and why is this significant?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Part 2 of Go Ask Alice, the narrator compares herself to Alice from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland series. Read a summary of Through the Looking Glass, then compare and contrast the narrator to Alice.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The editor of Go Ask Alice is named Beatrice Sparks. Using at least 3 reliable sources, describe her life and her role in preparing Go Ask Alice. There should be some focus on why she is a controversial figure.

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