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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 Bear want Crispin to do the next morning?
2. What does Crispin tell Bear about his lead cross?
3. What does Aycliffe do when he sees the boy?
4. What does Bear say killing animals is?
5. How does the man treat Crispin?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bear make Crispin do in the morning, how does Crispin feel about it and what does Bear begin to teach Crispin?
2. What do the man and Crispin do after Crispin has agreed to serve the man?
3. How does Crispin feel about his situation, and what does Father Quinel tell him to do?
4. Who meets the boy and the man helping him, and what does that man tell the boy?
5. What does Bear tell Crispin he does in his travels?
6. How did Bear pick up his trade?
7. How does the man treat Crispin and how does Crispin feel about it?
8. How does the boy feel about what he is told, and what does he do about it?
9. What does Asta's son do the day after he slept in the village, and what does he hear two men say about him?
10. How does Bear feel about what they see and what do he and Crispin do about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bear is hard and unfriendly, but in some ways is also a little like Crispin. He is traveling, without any real home, and seems to have no friends or family. He does not seem to be loved by anyone or have anyone to love or care for. Like Crispin, he is completely alone. Like Crispin, he also learned quickly that other people will not be kind to him. He deals with this by hardening himself and treating everyone gruffly. He does not trust anyone, and tells Crispin so. This is why he is so rude to Crispin.
1. Why do you think Bear's life may have contributed to making him hard and unfriendly? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. What do you think are some of the emotional effects of being and feeling alone in the world for a human? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. What are some of the reasons a person may have learned not to trust others? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
4. How do you think a lack of trust in others can affect a person's life? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Crispin realizes that he would have been caught if it were not for Bear, and is grateful for his help. Later, Bear tells Crispin that if there is ever trouble, he should run away and not think about Bear. He should then head north and try to hide from the men who are chasing him. This shows how much he really does care about Crispin. He does not want Crispin to get hurt, and fears for his safety in Great Wexly. He would not want Crispin to risk himself even to save Bear. He also does not abandon Crispin, despite the fact that Crispin is causing him quite a lot of trouble.
1. Why do you think Bear tells Crispin to run away if there is ever any trouble and to not worry about Bear? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think Bear has not abandoned Crispin because he has learned to care for Crispin or because that is a basic part of Bear's nature? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. What are some of the ways has Bear's life been changed by having Crispin in his life? What about Crispin having Bear in his life? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Crispin: The Cross of Lead".
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "Crispin: The Cross of Lead". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of this story. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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