A Walk Across America Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Peter realize at the end of Chapter 20?

2. At the Farm Peter meets many people, why does Peter never meet Stephen Gaskin?

3. In Chapter 22, what does the vet tell Peter about Cooper?

4. What is Peter planning at the end of Chapter 20?

5. At the end of Chapter 19, where is Peter headed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Peter has to make many choices in A Walk Across America. Describe three choices that Peter makes during the course of the book and how these decisions change the course of Peter's journey.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Peter's stay in Robbinsville, North Carolina. How does this setting illustrate the lack of acceptance in the world? What do you think causes the underlying tensions in the town? Cite examples from the book to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

In all of the photos Peter selects to show the readers, there are none of his wife Barbara. Why do you believe he omits these pictures? Use examples from the book to support your conclusion.

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