Go Ask Alice Test | Final 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 police raid Chris's house, what happens to Lane?

2. What do other young inmates try to convince Anonymous to do?

3. What does Anonymous say that she wants the most in Part 6?

4. The narrator wonders how her younger brother would react if she:

5. What is significant about Anonymous's diaries entries starting in the middle of Part 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Anonymous doesn't want to tell her parents about her problems at school and with the "flashback?"

2. What does Anonymous talk to Tim about at the beginning of Part 6, and how does Anonymous feel towards her brother afterward?

3. How does Anonymous react to being in the psychiatric hospital at first?

4. What does Anonymous give to her father for her birthday, and why do you think he is almost in tears when he receives that gift?

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

6. What purpose do you think Tom plays in the story?

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

8. Do you think that whether or not Anonymous overdosed on purpose changes the message of the story?

9. What do the other inmates try to force Anonymous to do, and why do you think she refuses?

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Some readers criticize Anonymous's parents for not doing enough to keep Anonymous away from drugs. What do you think her parents could have done differently? Do you think they could have completely prevented Anonymous from using drugs?

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