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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 arrives at the hotel to talk with Mclean?
2. Whom does Mclean call when she is distraught at the hotel?
3. What does Mclean do with her stepsister and stepbrother while her mother unloads the car at the beach house?
4. What does Mclean find at the beach house that surprises her?
5. Whom has Mclean defended all through the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What options does Mclean have regarding her father's move to Hawaii?
2. What is different about this new place for Mclean and her father that typically doesn't happen?
3. Explain the foreshadowing used by the author when she mentions Mclean's old car?
4. What is unusual about Mclean's seeing her mother on TV when David and his father are over watching the game?
5. What has happened to David as a result of Mclean's calling him to come to the Poseidon the night she was so upset?
6. What good comes out of Mclean's stay at the Poseidon regarding her parents' views of her?
7. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?
8. Where does Mclean go after she leaves the beach house and who does she call to comfort her?
9. What does Mclean offer to do in exchange for her mother dropping the new custody arrangement?
10. How had Mclean misunderstood what her mother said to her friend at the beach house that had made Mclean so upset?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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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