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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. How does Don continue to feel emotionally?
2. Why did Don and the youth group sit in the top of the auditorium in Houston?
3. What does Don think he is doing when he tells people of his time in heaven?
4. What did Chris do when he every time he came home?
5. What has Eva had to do since Don's accident?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where did Don go in Houston and what did he have to do to get a seat? Why?
2. Who does Don meet at the arena in Houston? What happens when he meets him?
3. Who sees Don off when he leaves the hospital and what do they expect?
4. What does a woman who called in at a radio station tell Don and what does Don do about it?
5. In what other way besides accident victim does Don help people?
6. What does Don say to the police officer, Brad and his wife?
7. What does Don tell about waking up and having someone holding his hand and what does he find out about that?
8. How does Don deal with telling his story now?
9. What two things does Don realize after sharing his story with others?
10. With whom does Don finally share his entire story and how did it go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Dick's wife, Anita, leans over to Don and whispers that Dick never held Don's hand. Don stares at her in disbelief as Anita explains how Dick had to squeeze through the trunk and was barely able to reach Don's shoulder. Don's hand was laying on the passenger side door and there was no possible way Dick could have reached it. Don realizes that the hand he felt holding him tightly was an angel's. Don realizes that even when he does not feel it, that hand is always there supporting Don as he moves through life.
1. Do you think Don was hallucinating someone holding his hand? Why or why not?
2. Do you think Dick's wife should have told Don the truth about where Dick was? Why or why not?
3. Do you think it was an angel holding Don's hand when he woke? Why or why not?
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