It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, a True Story from Her Diary Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 kind of baskets do Nancy and her mom learn to make at the beach?

2. Who is Betsy Mae?

3. What does Nancy compare the feeling in her chest to in a July diary entry?

4. What kind of flower does Collin give Nancy at her school?

5. Who takes the girls to the concert?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Nancy go to Liz's office at the beginning of June?

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

3. Why does Nancy like living at the ranch more than home?

4. Why does Nancy call Thanksgiving a "blessed Thanksgiving" in November?

5. Who is Nancy's surprise visitor at the ranch in April?

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

7. What happens during the concert?

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

9. In the middle of February, how does Nancy know she is feeling better?

10. What does Mrs. Maggleby, the school nurse, do at the beginning of April?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Lew and Collin are two very important people in Nancy's life and to the story's progression. Write a response comparing and contrasting Lew and Collin. How are they similar? How are they different? How do their separate relationships with Nancy differ? How does Nancy feel about both of them? How is each presented 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

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.

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