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 father think tells the most about a restaurant?

2. Who is the person sitting in Mclean's house when she first arrives there?

3. Who is Opal's nemesis?

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

5. Dave tells Mclean that he had had enough credits to go to college after which grade?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does David finally realize about why Mclean is not excited to be at the big game?

4. Who does the chaotic environment of the restaurant symbolize Mclean's life and which two people are calming influences for her?

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

6. How is Mclean's resistance to playing basketball again and getting to know David symbolic of Mclean's inner turmoil about her life in general?

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

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

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

10. What is the premise of WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is the greatest lesson Mclean learns from her mother? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Mclean always recall about lessons from her mother?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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