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. Who is Nancy's first doctor?

2. Whom can Lew never know about, according to a July diary entry?

3. What pieces of jewelry do Nancy and Lew exchange?

4. What is engraved on the piece of jewelry Nancy gives Lew?

5. What hits the glass door at Nancy's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Nancy remember about the kids she thinks she saw Collin with?

2. What problem does Dorie face that Nancy writes about in January?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the problem Nancy runs into with her medicine in March?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There are several animals present in the story - Imperical, Cougar, Red Alert, and RA4. Write a response exploring how each of these animals is important to the story and the role each animal plays in the story. What characters are connected to the animals? What is each animal's purpose in the story? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The central conflict of the story is Nancy's diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. The story focuses on her contracting the disease and battling it until she dies. Write a response exploring the role of HIV/AIDS in the story. How is the disease presented? How does the disease's presence in the story shape the events of the book? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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