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 was wrong with Lew's great-grandmother?

2. Where does Nancy's dad live?

3. What does Nancy really want to be?

4. Who gets Nancy out of the concert auditorium?

5. Which one of these things does Nancy not use to try and get better in August?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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. What do Nancy and her mom do at the beach?

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

7. Why does Nancy stop playing in the band?

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

9. What happens during the concert?

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

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

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.

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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