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 one reason that the narrator worries about moving?

2. What is Beth's religious background?

3. Who is Shelia?

4. How can narrator's father could best be described?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is the main character insecure in Part 1?

9. Describe the narrator's first experiences at school in Part 2.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the central theme of Go Ask Alice? Give proof for your choice in the form of evidence from the text.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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