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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. What does Peter wear that is controversial?
(a) His hair long.
(b) Tattoos and piercings.
(c) Baggy pants.
(d) A button-down shirt.

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

3. In Chapter 10, who saves Peter, Scott, and Cooper from the attack?
(a) The sheriff.
(b) Cooper.
(c) The deputy.
(d) Homer.

4. What does the officer threaten to do to Peter?
(a) Shoot Peter.
(b) Return Peter to Washington DC.
(c) Ban Peter from town.
(d) Hang Peter from a tree.

5. What does the special officer think Peter's profession is?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A drug dealer.
(c) A writer.
(d) A therapist.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, who comes to see Peter off on his journey?

2. What horrible event occurs to Cooper in Chapter 3?

3. In Chapter 5, who stops to help Peter and Cooper?

4. What world event is occurring during the book?

5. Homer is better then Peter at what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Peter's life growing up.

2. In Chapter 5, why does Peter decide walking in the mountains is pointless?

3. Describe Peter's method for writing on his trip. How does Peter manage to not carry lots of writing supplies?

4. How does Peter feel as the holidays approach in Chapter 9? How does he deal with these emotions?

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

6. In Chapter 4, what happens when Peter arrives in Washington, DC?

7. Describe Cooper and how he came to live with Peter.

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

9. Peter meets many people on his trip. Sometimes people react to Peter in a bad way. Describe people's reactions to Peter and why they feel that way. Cite an example from Chapters 1-4.

10. In Chapter 7 Homer makes Peter an offer. What is the offer and what is Peter's reaction? Why does Peter react this way?

(see the answer keys)

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