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Peter Jenkins (travel author)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Peter's host make this offer?
(a) He feels he is old and going to die soon.
(b) He wants Peter to eat.
(c) He thinks walking will take Peter too long.
(d) Peter's clothes were ruined in the avalanche.

2. Why is Peter surprised when he meets Homer?
(a) He is missing an arm.
(b) She is thirteen years old.
(c) He is an old man.
(d) She is an old woman.

3. Where does Peter decide to travel?
(a) Peter will travel from New York to Washington, D.C. and then to Louisiana
(b) Peter will travel to Alaska.
(c) Peter will travel from Maine to California.
(d) Peter will travel to Canada.

4. In Chapter 12, what does the officer claim Peter is equal to?
(a) A good hearted Christian.
(b) A nasty human.
(c) The president.
(d) "A lazy nigger."

5. When does Peter reach Washington, DC?
(a) Ten days later than expected.
(b) Two days after he starts.
(c) Sixteen days after he starts.
(d) Never.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Peter learn in Fontana Village, North Carolina?

2. At the start of Chapter 9, where is Peter headed?

3. In Chapter 11, what happens to Peter when Scott leaves?

4. Why is Peter's climb in the mountains such a challenge?

5. While walking through the mountains Peter realizes something. What does he realize?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Peter's life growing up.

2. Describe Homer and his home.

3. Describe Peter's life while in college.

4. In Chapter 11, Peter falls ill. Describe the days he was ill.

5. What is Peter convinced he will find out on his journey?

6. Describe Peter and Scott's journey in Chapters 9 and 10.

7. Describe Peter's emotional state as he starts his journey at the end of Chapter 4.

8. Describe Peter's interaction with the Special Bureau of Investigation officer in Chapter 12.

9. Describe the map that Peter provides in his book.

10. How does Peter attempt to fulfill himself prior to starting his journey?

(see the answer keys)

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