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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 did the paramedics do to Don's car?
2. How does Dick get in the car to lay hands on Don?
3. Why does Don refuse to talk to anyone about his experience in heaven?
4. What kind of emotion does Don continue to have?
5. What does Eva see about the visitors?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Eva decide to limit the number of visitors Don sees a day?
2. What route does Don take to return home and what is that route like?
3. Who are Dick and Anita and what did they do as they were driving home?
4. How is Don feeling in the hospital and who tries to help him?
5. Who are some of the people Don sees in heaven?
6. Where does Don go after he leaves the accident scene?
7. What happens six days after Don's accident and what are Eva's and David Gentiles' response? What do the doctors discover?
8. Where does Don go after his first surgeries?
9. What does Dick do when he goes to Don's car?
10. What does Don not experience and what does he experience when he dies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Wrapping it up. Choose one of the following and write a cohesive essay using specific examples and details to illustrate your stance:
1. Trace a major theme in the book using examples from numerous points in the book. Tell why you think it is a major theme and any symbols that illustrate the theme.
2. Compare and contrast who Don is at the beginning of the book versus the Don at the end of the book. Use details and examples to illustrate your points.
3. What do you think might have been the author's reason (i.e., the author's agenda) for writing this book? Give detailed examples to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
The boys respect the fact that Don cannot run and play like he once did and do their best to shelter their father from any disappointment by not engaging in sports with him.
1. Why do you think the boys decided to not engage in any sports with him? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Do you think the boys should have handled sports in a different manner? Why or why not?
3. Do you think Don appreciated his sons not participating in sports with him or did it make him feel worse? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Don continues to suffer from severe depression. He is battling anger, which is often unleashed on the medical staff.
1. Discuss why Don might take his anger out on the medical staff.
2. Discuss how you think you would feel in Don's position?
3. Why do you think the staff tolerates Don's anger and abuse?
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