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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 a nurse suggest to Don about his frustrations?
2. When Don feels filled with peace the night before he leaves the hospital, what doesn't he know?
3. How many days did Don spend in the hospital?
4. What does Don often criticize about Eva?
5. How does Don think his story can help people?
Short Essay Questions
1. With whom does Don finally share his entire story and how did it go?
2. How is Don's emotional health by Chapter Ten?
3. Who begins crying when Don is speaking at a church and why? What did she tell Don?
4. What does Don think about his children through his ordeal?
5. Why does Don think he is able to help others in pain or recovery from injury?
6. What kind of award does Nicole receive and how did she qualify for it?
7. What is one of the worst parts of Don's recovery and how do they handle it?
8. How does Don deal with telling his story now?
9. What kind of people does Don seem to meet?
10. How did his accident affect his mother and how does she help out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Don has lost all control over his life and must lie helplessly while others try to help him. Despair seems the only available emotion at this stage.
1. Do you think Don's loss of control and how he feels about it is unusual for people in his situation? Why or why not?
2. Explain how you think you would feel and react if you were in Don's situation.
3. Why do you think someone might despair after having come back from the dead? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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