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 does Nancy spit up at the beginning of August?

2. What does Collin do to Nancy at the end of the night at her house?

3. Where does Nancy remember her family backpacking?

4. How old does Nancy think her rescuer is?

5. How does Nancy address her diary entries?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens the night Collin comes to make dinner at Nancy's house?

2. Why does Nancy have trouble sleeping at the beginning of September?

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

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

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

6. What does Nancy do on her 15th birthday?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

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 3

Lew, Nancy's boyfriend, serves an important role in the story. Write a response exploring Lew's importance to Nancy and the story overall. How does Nancy change because of Lew? What does Lew provide for Nancy? What might be different if Nancy did not know Lew? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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