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 kind of flower does Collin give Nancy at her school?

2. What is Nancy's favorite special word?

3. What do people call Red?

4. What does Dr. Talbert tell Nancy she has after she gets all of the tests at the hospital?

5. Who is Missy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Nancy doing to try and feel better at the beginning of August?

2. What happens during the concert?

3. How does Nancy react when she sees Collin walking with Margie Muller?

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

5. Why does Lew tell Nancy they cannot see each other for three weeks?

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

7. Why does Nancy stop playing in the band?

8. Why do Nancy and Lew exchange the locket and ring?

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

10. How does Lew respond when Dorie suggests they make him a member of the gaggle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In It Happened to Nancy, Nancy's parents are divorced, and she lives with her mom while her dad lives in Phoenix. Write a response focusing on the role and importance of Nancy's parents to the story. Why are they important to the story's events? What role do they play? What type of relationships do they have with Nancy? What type of relationship do they have with each other? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

There are many symbols throughout the story - from the Idaho ranch to the jewelry she and Lew exchange and her diary. Write a response highlighting at least three symbols present in the book. Discuss what the symbols represent and how they are important to the story. Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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