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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. How does Nancy feel about her school in Phoenix?
2. In January, what does Nancy see as her only way to escape?
3. What color is the dress Nancy wears to her interview?
4. Where does Nancy's mom take her and Dorie at the beginning of March?
5. What type of candles does Nancy say she has been burning?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mrs. Maggleby, the school nurse, do at the beginning of April?
2. What did Nancy and her dad do on New Year's Day?
3. In the middle of February, how does Nancy know she is feeling better?
4. How does Nancy feel about her school in Phoenix?
5. What is Nancy's job at Liz's office?
6. What does Nancy think the difference between having sex with Collin and having sex with Lew will be?
7. Who is Adam?
8. Why does Nancy call Thanksgiving a "blessed Thanksgiving" in November?
9. Why does Nancy pretend the gaggle is not real while she is in Phoenix?
10. Why has Nancy not written in her diary in three weeks?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Love and romance are key themes and ideas in It Happened to Nancy. What characters experience love and romance? Are love and romance always positive influences? How do love and romance cloud certain characters' judgments? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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