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. Who is Opal?

2. What did Mclean and her mother buy when they went on beach vacations before the divorce?

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

4. Which of the girls spends time at Dave's house?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Mclean meet Dave and what does she think about him?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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