Among the Hidden Test | Final 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 has Jen been using her visits with Luke for?

2. Why can't Luke signal Jen on the first day after he meets her?

3. Where will Luke now be living with his new name and identity?

4. How does Jen's father react after Luke explains how he found out about Jen?

5. What does Luke get up at dawn to clean in Chapter 25?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Luke feel guilty for eating food that could sustain a pet?

2. What does Jen do to assure that no Population Police stop her on the way to the rally?

3. How does Jen plan on getting the rally she has planned?

4. What does Luke do to break into Jen's house in Chapter 26?

5. Why does Jen's father believe the Government keeps people hovering around the poverty level?

6. What signal have Luke and Jen arranged so that Luke will know when it's okay to come and visit her again?

7. What Government propaganda has Luke's family completely believed in that shocks Jen?

8. How does Jen differ from Luke and most of the kids in the online chat room?

9. What does Luke now realize about how he can create change in the world, but in a different way than Jen?

10. Why does the government not want Luke's dad growing hydroponic vegetables?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the concept of Freedom in "Among the Hidden" and what it means to the different characters. Where does freedom pertain to the novel? How do Jen and Luke feel about freedom? Does Luke think of Jen as already being relatively free? How important is it to have freedom in life? Does Jen's family have more freedom than Luke's family because they are Barons?

Essay Topic 3

Luke's father's attitude is verging on abusive in the novel, "Among the Hidden". The purpose of this lesson is to analyze the character of Luke's father and examine his affect on Luke. How does Luke's father treat him? How is Luke's father encouraged by society and by government propaganda? What assumptions can the reader make about how the father feels about Luke based on how he treats Luke?

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