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. What does Mclean's mother try to persuade her to do when she calls?

2. Why is Mclean hesitant about going to the game with her mother?

3. Mclean feels that ________________ ruined basketball for her.

4. What is Jason, the restaurant's short order cook, very good at doing?

5. Whom does Mclean invite to go to the basketball game with her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mclean think about when she watches the stars from a party next door one night?

2. Why is Mclean reluctant to attend the big basketball game in town?

3. What point of view is the book written in and what does that reveal about Mclean, the main character?

4. What does David tell Mclean about his parents and why they are upset with him?

5. What does Mclean reveal about her mother's background and her parents' relationship later on?

6. In what way does Mclean feel that she is taking her mother's place regarding her father?

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

8. Explain how the theme of relationships begins to evolve in Chapter 4.

9. Riley points out something to Mclean about making friends when she helps Mclean after she injures herself at her locker? What does Riley tell her that surprises Mclean?

10. Why is Mclean's mother upset when she phones Mclean at the beginning of Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of David. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were his dreams and fears? What was most valuable to him in his world?

Essay Topic 2

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 3

There are several events of foreshadowing in WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

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