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, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who pins David against a wall telling him he shouldn't get married?

2. Where does David get a job doing grounds work?

3. After earning his crew wings, what will David's position be in the Air Force?

4. Upon getting back to his base, what news does David find out about his paperwork?

5. Why does David tell Patsy he is doing everything that he is (Air Force, volunteering, part-time job)?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What causes David to erupt after reading a news article?

4. Why is David worried about Katie?

5. What causes David to open up about his past abuse when speaking to troubled kids?

6. What happens on David's first qualification flight on the Looking Glass?

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

8. What are David's thoughts as he is performing his first re-fuel on the Blackbird?

9. What happens at David's apartment when leaving Patsy to water the plants and feed his turtle?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast David's grandmother and mother. How are the two women similar? How are they different? How do they both treat David? Are there any signs in the novel to explain their behaviors?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss why David struggles with forgiving his mother. What does it finally take for David to forgive his mother? Why is it that David struggles with forgiving her?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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