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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. Who gets the second copy of David's first book?
2. What happens to Patsy the night after she and David go out for a dinner date?
3. When does David return from Saudi Arabia?
4. What was the name of the principal that called David's mother everyday while he was in school?
5. What is one of David's greatest anxieties?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does David realize when his mother says, "It was an accident?"
2. Why is David so adamant about saving money and not living beyond his means?
3. What happens a few weeks before Stephen's first birthday?
4. How does David describe Stephen's feelings about his separation from Patsy?
5. Why does Patsy think that David is ready for a new start to their marriage?
6. Why is David worried about Katie?
7. Who does David give the first copies of his book "A Child Called It" to?
8. What happens on David's first qualification flight on the Looking Glass?
9. After all of the problems with David's paperwork in the military, what does Sergeant Blue offer David?
10. What rumors that could effect David begin to build around his air base in the spring of 1992?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
David tells readers about a time in his childhood when he was ready to die. Why do you think he was finally ready to give up? What finally snapped in David? Given all of the abuse, why was he willing to let his mother finally win and kill him? Or would she really be winning?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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