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. What kind of infection does Nancy have at the end of March?

2. Nancy compares the hospital nurses to _____________.

3. Who is Ms. Marsden?

4. What is Nancy getting the day after she gets the job?

5. Which one of Lew's relatives does Nancy visit in April?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Nancy remember about the kids she thinks she saw Collin with?

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

6. What does Nancy want to do at Buttercup Lake with Dorie?

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

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

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

10. What happens between Dorie and Fred at the end of February?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Since the story is a true story from Nancy's diary, the diary is a central element to the book. Write a response exploring the importance of Nancy's diary to the story. What does the reader learn through her diary? How does her diary help Nancy deal with the conflicts in the story? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

It Happened to Nancy is presented as a non-fiction book told from Nancy's diary and edited by Beatrice Sparks with only identifying details changed. Write a response exploring whether or not the book is truly a work of non-fiction. What elements of the story suggest it is true? Is there anything present in the book that might not be true? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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