What Happened to Goodbye Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. When Mclean sits and analyzes the sky, what does she recall?

2. Opal agrees to put together a model of the town in exchange for what?

3. After whom is McLean named?

4. Where do Dave and his friends plan to go on a trip?

5. What item does Deb comment on at Mclean's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Mclean get to stay with Opal even though she was supposed to go live with her mother?

2. What makes Mclean so upset that she takes off from the beach house in her old car?

3. What is revealed about Mclean's transient lifestyle as she views comments on her social networking page?

4. What is Mclean's relationship with her parents? What does Mclean blame for her parents' divorce?

5. Describe why the relationship between Mclean and David has deepened so much.

6. What happened that made Mclean feel as if she no longer fit into her mother's world?

7. What changes does Mclean see in her mother when she spots her at the big game?

8. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?

9. What has happened to David as a result of Mclean's calling him to come to the Poseidon the night she was so upset?

10. Who is Peter and how is his personality revealed more in his request that Mclean go to a game with her mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE? What is she trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of the search for love. Identify at least two instances about the search for love in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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