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. Whom can Lew never know about, according to a July diary entry?

2. Whose cabin does Nancy go to in June?

3. What hits the glass door at Nancy's house?

4. Nancy gives CPR to ___________.

5. What day does Nancy cut school to spend time with Collin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Nancy stop playing in the band?

2. When Nancy first goes to the doctor in July, what does he tell her to do to stop feeling tired all the time?

3. What happened when Lew and Nancy got close to having sex?

4. What feelings do Lew and Nancy share about their parents' divorces?

5. What does Nancy admire about her mom's Aunt Thelma?

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

7. What does Collin tell Nancy about himself at their first meeting?

8. How does the barbecue at Lew's house give Nancy an idea of how she wants her and Lew's future to be?

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

10. Why does Nancy want to make Lew proud of her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lew and Collin are two very important people in Nancy's life and to the story's progression. Write a response comparing and contrasting Lew and Collin. How are they similar? How are they different? How do their separate relationships with Nancy differ? How does Nancy feel about both of them? How is each presented in the story? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of denial is an important aspect in It Happened to Nancy. Write a response focusing on the theme of denial as presented in the story. What characters are in denial? Why are they in denial? How do the characters overcome their denial and deal with the situation at hand? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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