Call It Courage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Armstrong Sperry
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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 wakes Mafatu at midnight?

2. What does Mafatu recall for the reader?

3. With what is Mafatu suddenly filled?

4. What is it time for the boys to do?

5. Who emerges from the water, sopping wet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mafatu resolve to do this year?

2. What role does Kivi play in Mafatu's plans?

3. How does Mafatu struggle through the day?

4. What has resulted because of Mafatu's fear?

5. What does Mafatu think about his father?

6. What happens after Mafatu and his mother are washed ashore?

7. What happens to Mafatu and his companions during the second major storm?

8. What happens after Mafatu is thrown from the canoe?

9. What improves his mood?

10. How does Chapter 2 end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mafatu is the main character.

Part 1) Why was he called "The Boy Who Was Afraid?" Who called him this? How does he change throughout the story?

Part 2) What changes him?

Part 3) How are you known to others? How does this affect your behavior?

Part 4) Would you like to change how others think of you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Mafatu goes through great change during his first day on the island.

Part 1) Describe this change. Why does this change occur?

Part 2) How does it affect the decisions he later makes?

Part 3) Predict how this change will affect him when he returns home.

Essay Topic 3

While on the island, Mafatu becomes fearless.

Part 1) How? What does this fearlessness do to his sense of reason?

Part 2) What does this fearlessness keep him from doing? What does this foreshadow?

Part 3) Describe a time when you have felt fearless. How did it affect your decision-making? How did it affect your relationship with others?

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