It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, a True Story from Her Diary 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 concert was Nancy not allowed to go to?

2. How does Nancy feel all the time, according to her June diary entry?

3. Who kisses Nancy at the boathouse?

4. What did Nancy carry in bottles during a biology project?

5. Where does Nancy remember her family backpacking?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the doctor tell Nancy when she visits the hospital in August?

2. Why does Nancy go to Liz's office at the beginning of June?

3. Why do Nancy and her dad go to Mass at the beginning of September?

4. Why is Nancy frustrated with the gaggle at the beginning of July?

5. What is Nancy excited to do according to the first April diary entry?

6. Why does Nancy decide she wants to go into the medical field?

7. What is Nancy's job at Liz's office?

8. Why does Missy come over to Nancy's nearly every day?

9. What do Collin and Nancy do the Monday she skips school in April?

10. Why is Nancy "living in Heaven" at the beginning of February?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nancy must face a lot of guilt connected to her rape and subsequent HIV/AIDS diagnosis. She vents some of these feelings of guilt in her diary entries. Write a response focusing on the theme of guilt in the story as it relates to Nancy's feelings. Why does she feel guilty? How does she overcome the guilt? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Much of what occurs in It Happened to Nancy centers around the consequences of having sex. Write a response focusing on the theme of sex as portrayed in the story. Is sex positive or negative? What consequences are there? How do the characters deal with the consequences dealt to them? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The concept and idea of promises is another important element to the story. Write a response focusing on the promises present in the story and their role in the story's development. What promises are made? Which promises are kept and which are broken? What does the keeping of or breaking of the promises do to the characters in the story? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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