It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, a True Story from Her Diary Test | Final 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. Nancy's mom says sex is the greatest force in life after _______________.

2. Which one of the gaggle was having a New Year's party?

3. Nancy compares the mailroom boy to ____________.

4. What day of the week is Nancy's first day of school in Phoenix?

5. Who comes to visit Nancy during Thanksgiving?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Nancy pretend the gaggle is not real while she is in Phoenix?

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

6. Why has Nancy not written in her diary in three weeks?

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

8. Why are holidays sadder than regular days for Nancy?

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

10. How does Nancy feel about her school in Phoenix?

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

The "gaggle," Nancys' group of girlfriends, which later brings Lew into the mix as its lone "gander," is an important part of Nancy's life. Write a response focusing on the importance of the gaggle to the story and to Nancy. What role does the gaggle play in the book? Why are they important both to the story and to Nancy personally? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

Nancy's friend Lew is a very religious person, as is Red's Uncle Bill and Nancy herself. There are several references throughout the book to religion, sin, and repenting. Write a response focusing on the theme of religion and sin as presented in the story. What characters are religious? How is sin and religion portrayed in the book? How do the characters deal with religion and sin? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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