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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. Who does Anonymous get to know right before she leaves Oregon?
2. Where does Anonymous go to get away from her drug dealer?
3. How does Anonymous describe the psychiatric hospital?
4. After the incident with Jan, what do Jan and friends NOT try to do?
5. Who committed Anonymous to the hospital?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the narrator at school as a result of the babysitting incident?
2. How do Anonymous's parents react to her being arrested?
3. What do the other inmates try to force Anonymous to do, and why do you think she refuses?
4. Describe Anonymous's experience in New York, and why you think it is important to the story.
5. What purpose do you think Tom plays in the story?
6. Why is Anonymous excited about leading her piano recital?
7. How is the narrator influenced by peer pressure at the beginning of Part 5?
8. How does Anonymous react to being in the psychiatric hospital at first?
9. What role does Joel fill in Anonymous's life in Part 6?
10. Why does Anonymous decide not to start a new diary at the end of Part 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
The narrator describes her mother in two very different ways; sometimes as a loving parents, deserving of respect and admiration, and sometimes as extremely uncaring and frigid. Describe why you think the narrator feels this way about her mother, and what role this ambivalent relationship plays in the story.
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