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 Luke beg his mother to convince his dad of in Chapter 9?

2. After Matthew asks how the family can possibly pay the property taxes, what does Mother announce she has just received?

3. Why didn't Luke's parents take the Population Law seriously when they became pregnant?

4. What does the female third child tell Luke she does sometimes just for fun?

5. What does Luke listen to while standing in the woods in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Luke's mom tell him about how she became pregnant with him in Chapter 2?

2. Why does Luke's father get angry with him in Chapter 1?

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

4. Does Luke know what will happen to him if he is seen looking out a window in his house?

5. Why does Luke's favorite toy, his train, cause him to be sad?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Jen helps Luke see that not everyone believes every law is right and he is given his first spark of hope that maybe it is not wrong for him to exist. Explore the theme of hope throughout "Among the Hidden". Why didn't Luke have any hope before he met Jen? Why does Luke's meeting Jen give him hope of a better life? What does Jen hope for? Why is hope such an important theme? Are Jen's parents more hopeful than Luke's?

Essay Topic 3

Luke started out the story as a scared, powerless twelve-year-old who had no hope of ever living a normal life. Throughout the book he goes through a tremendous change and is no longer that same person at the end. Explore the theme of coming of age, and analysis the changes in Luke's character. What does coming of age mean? How did meeting Jen change Luke's life? How have Luke's ideals and goals changed? What has Luke learned about himself and life?

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