A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Test | Final Test - Hard

Dave Pelzer
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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 specific word spoken by Patsy "struck a chord" in David?

2. Where does David, Patsy, and their son make their first family trip to?

3. What is David's last thought of 1985?

4. According to his mother, why was David always getting in trouble?

5. What operation is David deployed on in 1990?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does David's mother explain "It's" behavior?

2. What does David realize when his mother says, "It was an accident?"

3. What option does the female co-pilot give David as an alternative to getting married?

4. Describe the mood at the Mexican restaurant when David and Patsy become engaged.

5. Why is David worried about Katie?

6. What rumors that could effect David begin to build around his air base in the spring of 1992?

7. How does Patsy lose David's trust completely?

8. Why does David have such a hard time on the drive home from Utah to Florida?

9. Why does Patsy think that David is ready for a new start to their marriage?

10. What does David remember about his childhood when talking to Mr. Ziegler at his old elementary school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When talking to David about his past abuse, Patsy did not believe him. Discuss why you think Patsy did not believe that David was abused. What about David's personality makes it hard for her to believe that he was abused? Does David possess any signs of being an abused child? If so, why does Patsy fail to recognize these signs?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss David's feelings about himself. Do you think that these feelings are warranted? How does David cope with his feelings? What makes it possible for David to live with himself given how he feels? When do David's feelings about himself change?

Essay Topic 3

Why is it important for David to write books about his past? Did this help him heal in anyway? How do you know?

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