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 need to get at the house before going to the hospital?

2. Why is Mclean unsettled when she sees her mother at the game?

3. Where had Mclean's parents first met?

4. Who is Mclean's mother?

5. Dave tells Mclean that his parents are ________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the cupboards at Mclean's house reveal to David about her life and what does she tell him about her transient lifestyle?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Who is Peter and how is his personality revealed more in his request that Mclean go to a game with her mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Emotional insecurity takes on an almost human persona in this book. What were the sources of emotional insecurity in the story? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Mclean's relationship with her mother. How does she feel about her even though she has made her life difficult at times? Is the relationship especially difficult because of Mclean's mother's infidelity and the subsequent divorce? How does Mclean's kindness and forgiveness help define their important bond?

Essay Topic 3

WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE is a classic example of a coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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