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 pieces of jewelry do Nancy and Lew exchange?

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

3. How old does Nancy think her rescuer is?

4. What parade does Nancy march in?

5. Who takes the girls to the concert?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do Nancy and the gaggle go to Uncle Bill's cabin at the beginning of June?

3. What happens during the concert?

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

5. When does Lew kiss Nancy for the first time?

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

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

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

9. What does Nancy do at the beginning of May with Dorie?

10. What happens when Nancy goes to the water slides in July?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Love and romance are key themes and ideas in It Happened to Nancy. What characters experience love and romance? Are love and romance always positive influences? How do love and romance cloud certain characters' judgments? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

There are several characters present in the story that play a major role, in addition to Nancy as the main character. Choose three main or major characters and write a response focusing on their development throughout the story. How does each character change from the beginning of the story until the end? What role does each character play in the book's central conflict? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The "gaggle," Nancys' group of girlfriends, which later brings Lew into the mix as its lone "gander," is an important part of Nancy's life. Write a response focusing on the importance of the gaggle to the story and to Nancy. What role does the gaggle play in the book? Why are they important both to the story and to Nancy personally? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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