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. 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

Discuss the theme of religion and God in A Walk Across America. What role does it play in the book? Show where Peter encounters religion and how it helps him overcome obstacles. Do you think Peter set forth on his journey in order to find God? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Peter reconnects with his family at different times during the journey. Describe Peter's relationship with Scott. How is it prior to his journey? What happens when Scott joins him on his trip? Do these events strengthen Peter and Scott's relationship or tear them apart? Do you think that seeing family on the trip benefited Peter? Why or why not?

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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