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 state does Nancy live in?

2. What does Nancy think her friends will tell her about Collin?

3. Where does Nancy play with the band?

4. What does Nancy spit up at the beginning of August?

5. How old does Nancy feel at Lew's house in August?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Nancy calm down during the concert?

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

5. What happened when Lew and Nancy got close to having sex?

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

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

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

9. What do Collin and Nancy do the Monday she skips school in April?

10. What does the doctor tell Nancy when she visits the hospital in August?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Much of what occurs in It Happened to Nancy centers around the consequences of having sex. Write a response focusing on the theme of sex as portrayed in the story. Is sex positive or negative? What consequences are there? How do the characters deal with the consequences dealt to them? 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

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.

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