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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 does Nancy call the mouse at their beach cottage?
2. What does Nancy compare the size of the cabin to?
3. What book does Nancy want to get from the library?
4. When does Lew want to have sex?
5. What grade teacher comes by Nancy's house in September?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Officer Williams have Nancy relax in a state similar to hypnosis when he comes to the house in September?
2. Why do Nancy and Lew exchange the locket and ring?
3. Why do Nancy and the gaggle go to Uncle Bill's cabin at the beginning of June?
4. Why does Nancy have trouble sleeping at the beginning of September?
5. What happens when Nancy goes to the water slides in July?
6. What does Nancy do at the beginning of May with Dorie?
7. What does Nancy admire about her mom's Aunt Thelma?
8. What is Nancy doing to try and feel better at the beginning of August?
9. How does Lew respond when Dorie suggests they make him a member of the gaggle?
10. Why does Nancy want to make Lew proud of her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Since the story is a true story from Nancy's diary, the diary is a central element to the book. Write a response exploring the importance of Nancy's diary to the story. What does the reader learn through her diary? How does her diary help Nancy deal with the conflicts in the story? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
An underlying theme throughout the story is the idea of death and finality. When Nancy is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, she is aware she will die of the disease. As she struggles with the idea that she will die young, other characters in the story must also cope with the finality of death. Write a response focusing on the idea of death and finality as presented in the story. How do the characters cope with this idea? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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