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 feelings keep Nancy up at night in May?

2. Who kisses Nancy at the boathouse?

3. Lew helps Nancy with _____________.

4. Who is the band director?

5. What state does Nancy live in?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Nancy worry about her blood in the middle of September's diary entries?

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

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

6. Why does Officer Williams have Nancy relax in a state similar to hypnosis when he comes to the house in September?

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

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

9. Why does Nancy stop playing in the band?

10. What happens during the concert?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Another "character" in the story is Nancy's Self, which she addresses through her diary. While not a physical being, the Self plays an important role in the story. Write a response exploring the role of Nancy's Self in the story. How does Nancy treat her Self? What does the Self do for Nancy? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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