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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 is Marsha Donohoe?
2. What is the identification call sign David uses when calling to the Blackbird?
3. Ever since his family's visit to his mother's home in Chapter 10, what does David think about every day?
4. Where does David have to fly to accept the award for one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World?
5. Why is Marsha going through all of the trouble that she is with David's book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Patsy do for David during their separation that surprises him?
2. Describe David's relationship with his son Stephen.
3. What happens a few weeks before Stephen's first birthday?
4. During his first family trip, David goes to see his mother. Why is David shocked by his mother's home?
5. Why is Patsy so excited about the arrival of their baby?
6. What does David remember about his childhood when talking to Mr. Ziegler at his old elementary school?
7. What do David and Stephen do together on Stephen's first two-week stay with David?
8. Why is David worried about Katie?
9. What option does the female co-pilot give David as an alternative to getting married?
10. Who does David give the first copies of his book "A Child Called It" to?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
David is taken advantage of by many people throughout the novel. Examine why you believe David is an easy target. What is it about David that allows people to think that they can walk all over him? What about his personality and physical characteristics create the push-over image?
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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