Among the Hidden Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Margaret Haddix
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the girl, whose house Luke broke into, say about the Government monitoring phone calls?

2. How much more money is the tax bill from previous years?

3. What does Luke beg his mother to convince his dad of in Chapter 9?

4. What does Mark offer to play a game of with Luke to cheer him up after barging into his room?

5. What does Luke yell out in a panic to the girl whose house he has just broke into?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the names that Luke makes up for his new neighbors?

2. What does Luke discover in his room and what does it do for him?

3. What does Luke realize about being an illegal third child?

4. How does Luke feel when he finally steps outside on his way to the Sport's Family's house?

5. What does Luke recall from when he turned 6 that is important to his realizing that he is different from his brothers?

6. What is Luke's father's attitude about Luke?

7. What does Luke do all day to help pass the time?

8. Does Luke's mother stick up for him?

9. What does Luke realize about his home as he prepares to sprint over to the Sport's Family's house?

10. What does Luke see while looking out his attic vents in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the theme of seclusion in the novel and how it pertains to Luke's state of mind. What is seclusion? How can it affect a person's state of mind? How does Luke's seclusion make him act? Why can't Luke eat at the kitchen table with his family? How does this add to his seclusion? How does Luke cope with his seclusion?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the concept of courage and compare how it affects Jen and Luke differently. What is courage? What does Luke do during the novel that shows his courage? Is Jen considered courageous? How does Luke's courage differ from Jen's courage?

Essay Topic 3

The reason for Luke and Jen being shadow children is made clear in the novel, "Among the Hidden" -- the country faced a crisis of overpopulation and famine. The government reacted to the crisis with the Population Law, where no one is allowed more than two children. Analyze the theme of overpopulation. What does the Government in this novel give for the reason of the Population Law? Compare the world in "Among the Hidden" to how the world is today. Is our world headed in that direction?

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