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. Where does Anonymous begin to study to try to improve her grades?

2. What does Anonymous tell her brother at the beginning of Part 6?

3. What does Anonymous get her father for his birthday in Part 8?

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

5. What happens between Joel and Anonymous that briefly makes her happy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the narrator think about doing after her parents become stricter in Part 5, and why is this important?

5. Describe Anonymous's experiences with Doris in Oregon.

6. What does Anonymous have repeated visions of in Part 6, and what do you think these visions signify?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Go Ask Alice contains many themes that some parents may find offensive, making them reluctant to allow their children to read it. Write a persuasive essay explaining why you think Go Ask Alice should (or shouldn't) be taught to high school students.

Essay Topic 2

Loneliness is a strong factor in why the narrator acts and thinks as she does. Why do you think that narrator is so lonely? How does this loneliness influence her actions throughout the story?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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