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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does David first meet Patsy?

2. Who is David's childhood hero?

3. What does David tell Patsy he wants to do after getting out of the Air Force?

4. Who is Marsha Donohoe?

5. Who gets the second copy of David's first book?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

David dreams of the Russian River many times throughout the novel. Explain the importance of the Russian River to David. Why is the this place so important to him? Is it his memories or his planning for the future that fuel his love for the river?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the similarities between Patsy and David's mother. Do you think these similarities have anything to do with their relationship failing? Do you think that David was trying to make up for the bad relationship he had with his mother in dating/marrying Patsy? Do you think that David was trying to save Patsy from herself because he could not save his mother?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you believe David never gives up? There are very specific details in the novel as to why David continues to succeed. Choose one of the textual details and address why that detail allowed David to become the man he has.

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