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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 Dave's mother tell him to do after she changes his bloody clothes in in Chapter 5, The Accident?
2. What does Dave refuse to do in Chapter 7, The Lord's Prayer despite how his mother treats him?
3. Who do Dave's brothers bring to the house to see him being punished in Chapter 6, While Father is Away?
4. What career choice does Dave make as an adult?
5. What does Dave promise himself he will do if he comes out of his situation alive?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe where Dave brings his son in the Epilogue and his emotions at that time.
2. Summarize Mother's reaction when she receives a letter from Mr. Zeigler praising Dave's efforts in school.
3. Summarize what Dave wants from his life now that he is free in the Epilogue.
4. What are Dave's thoughts when his father leaves for good?
5. As Dave enters fifth grade, what is his frame of mind?
6. Explain what Dave eats after he finished the dishes one day in Chapter 7, The Lord's Prayer.
7. Explain why Dave's mother gives him roller skates for Christmas.
8. Describe the people Dave encounters after he is rescued.
9. Dave goes to his father for help after being stabbed. What is his father's reaction?
10. Describe what Dave has to do while the rest of the family eats in the summer of 1971.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dave is abused constantly throughout the book.
- How does Dave's mother manage to keep her abuse of Dave a secret? Cite examples from the book.
- What does she tell the principal of Dave's school when he calls to ask about Dave's condition?
- How do the authorities finally find out the truth about Dave's abuse?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the relationship between Dave and his brother, Russell.
- How does Russell have an impact on how Dave's mother treats him?
- What are Russell's feelings toward Dave?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the different methods Dave uses to obtain food. Cite examples from the book.
- What are Dave's punishments when his mother finds out he has been sneaking food?
- Describe some of the food items Dave eats in order to survive.
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