What Happened to Goodbye Test | Final 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. Mclean learns that her friends have discovered her ____________________ on a social networking site.

2. David tells Mclean the story behind his ________________.

3. What does Mclean offer to do if her mother will drop the legal action?

4. Where can David not go since he is grounded?

5. Mclean learns that her mother had not been talking about her at the beach house, but rather about _______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mclean's mother respond when Mclean confronts her on the phone about the choices her mother has made that have impacted their lives?

2. How does Gus show his commitment to making the restaurant a success?

3. Where does Mclean go after she leaves the beach house and who does she call to comfort her?

4. What is it about the model that makes it seem so orderly according to Mclean?

5. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?

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

7. Explain the foreshadowing used by the author when she mentions Mclean's old car?

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

9. How are Mcean's relationships with her parents and David making her feel more content now?

10. How had Mclean misunderstood what her mother said to her friend at the beach house that had made Mclean so upset?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Mclean. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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