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 did Anonymous learn from Mr. Mellani?

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

3. With whom does the main character have a date at the beginning of Part 3?

4. Which drugs does the narrator convince the doctor to prescribe to her?

5. What is one conflict that Anonymous has with her mother?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the narrator's relationship with her mother at the beginning of the story.

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

8. How does the narrator feel about moving to a new place?

9. Compare and contrast how the narrator feels about each of her parents during Part 2.

10. Describe Chris and Anonymous's contrasting experiences with jobs after they arrive in San Francisco.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prepare a detailed analysis of attitudes and new developments regarding psychiatry in the 1970s, and, based on your research, describe whether you think that the narrator's experience in a psychiatric hospital was a typical one.

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 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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