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. Riley tells Mclean that Dave is interested in whom?

2. Who invites Mclean to eat lunch with some girls at school?

3. Who is the basketball player Mclean's mother fell in love with?

4. In how many towns has Mclean lived in two years?

5. Who is Mclean's father's boss?

Short Essay Questions

1. What perspective does David give to Mclean when she is upset with her mother and having to go to the basketball game?

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

3. What examples do David and Mclean share with each other when discussing actions and consequences?

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

5. Explain the nature of Mclean's relationship with her father.

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Why does Mclean prefer to leave a place without saying goodbye?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Opal. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Opal's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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