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

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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. Which of the following is NOT something that upsets Mclean's mother about Mclean's life?

2. Who is Lindsay?

3. Who tries to contact Mclean when she is on the computer?

4. What name does Mclean use when introducing herself to Opal?

5. How does Mclean meet Deb?

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

3. What good comes out of Mclean's stay at the Poseidon regarding her parents' views of her?

4. What does Mclean learn about why her mother has met with an attorney?

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

6. What does Lindsay do with Mclean's father at the restaurant that flusters Opal and starts to make Mclean feel like she's on shaky ground?

7. How is this trip to the beach different from other trips there for Mclean and her mother?

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

9. In what ways does Mclean begin to see her mother in a new light?

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

Essay 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

Sarah Dessen is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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