A Walk Across America Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Peter Jenkins (travel author)
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Peter feel at that start of Chapter 19?

2. What are Cooper and Peter doing at the start of Chapter 21?

3. In Chapter 13, what must Peter do in order to live with the Oliver family?

4. At the end of Chapter 22 when Peter leaves the Farm, how does Peter feel?

5. In Chapter 16, what does the oldest Oliver son tell the bootleggers?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Through the course of his journey Peter meets many people. Describe the individual you believe impacts Peter in the most positive way. How do they change Peter for the better? Does Peter change that individual? What are the circumstances surrounding their meeting? Then describe the individual you believe impacts Peter in the most negative fashion. How do they change Peter for the worse? Does Peter change this individual? Support your opinion with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Determine what you consider to be the climax of A Walk Across America. Describe the scene and use the definition of literary climax to argue that it is indeed the climax. If there was another possible event in A Walk Across America to be defined as the climax what would it be and why? Site examples from the text to prove your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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