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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. The narrator wonders how her younger brother would react if she:
2. Which of the following do Anonymous's parents not do following her arrest?
3. What happens to Anonymous that motivates her to tell her parents what has been going on at school?
4. What happens to Anonymous while she's planning her mother's surprise birthday party?
5. Who is Tom?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What is significant about Anonymous's friendship with Fawn?
3. Who is Babbie, and what is notable about her?
4. Why is Anonymous excited about leading her piano recital?
5. Why do you think Anonymous doesn't want to tell her parents about her problems at school and with the "flashback?"
6. How do Anonymous's parents react to her being arrested?
7. Describe Anonymous's experiences with Doris in Oregon.
8. What does the narrator think about doing after her parents become stricter in Part 5, and why is this important?
9. How does Anonymous react to being in the psychiatric hospital at first?
10. Why does Anonymous think that she's unworthy of the love and support of Joel and her family? Do you think she's right?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do you think that the narrator's overdose was accidental or intentional? Does the overall message of the story change depending on whether or not she committed suicide? If so, how? If not, why?
Essay Topic 2
Anonymous has visions of dead bodies rotting and being eaten by worms at several points during the story. Why does she fixate on that specific image? What do these visions symbolize?
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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