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. In July where does Lew drag Nancy to after they almost have sex?

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

3. What does Nancy feel like she is staring down in September?

4. Where is Nancy working in the first set of July diary entries?

5. How old is Margie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Nancy "living in Heaven" at the beginning of February?

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

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

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

5. What did Nancy and her dad do on New Year's Day?

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

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

8. What does Nancy think the difference between having sex with Collin and having sex with Lew will be?

9. What is Doodle Day at Nancy's school?

10. Why do Nancy and her dad go to Mass at the beginning of September?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are many symbols throughout the story - from the Idaho ranch to the jewelry she and Lew exchange and her diary. Write a response highlighting at least three symbols present in the book. Discuss what the symbols represent and how they are important to the story. Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Early on in the story, Nancy is raped by Collin. This event is a catalyst for the rest of the book's events and actions. Write a response exploring how rape is presented in the book, how it affects the characters both directly and indirectly involved, and how it impacts later events in the story. Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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