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. When the narrator returns to school, why doesn't she spend time with Beth?

2. Why was it easy for Sheila and and boyfriend to take advantage of Chris and Anonymous at the party?

3. What happens as a result of the narrator's parents' criticism?

4. Where does the narrator meet Chris?

5. How could the main character's relationship with her mother best be described?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the narrator influenced by peer pressure at the beginning of Part 5?

3. Why do you think that the narrator says that she's happy to be back on drugs at the beginning of Part 5?

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

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

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

7. What role does Joel fill in Anonymous's life in Part 6?

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. Describe Anonymous's experience in New York, and why you think it is important to the story.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

A foil in literature refers to a character that is very different from the main character of a story; the purpose of a foil is to contrast with the main character so that the traits of the main character are more obvious. Choose a character in Go Ask Alice that serves a foil to the narrator, and explain how they do so.

Essay Topic 2

How does the point-of-view influence the story? How would the story be different if it were written as a third-person narrative?

Essay Topic 3

The narrator makes many friends over the course of her journey. Choose two of the characters with whom she forms a relationship, and compare and contrast their influence on her thoughts and actions.

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