Fugitive Pieces Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How does Alex act?

2. What does Jakob sense one day?

3. Who hunts down and kills anyone well off?

4. Around which of Alex's friends does Jakob feel insecure?

5. What does Athos teach Jakob to cook?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Athos choose Toronto as the place to relocate?

2. What does Athos teach Jakob to cook, and why does Jakob stop going to the grocery store?

3. How does Athos cause Jakob to understand the power of poetry?

4. Why do Athos and Jakob identify with explorers of Antarctica?

5. What is Toronto like and where do Athos and Jakob go to live?

6. What is Jakob's reaction to reading Athos' letters?

7. What does Jakob sense from his hiding place as his family is killed?

8. How does Jakob end up in Greece?

9. How does Kostas describe the various occupations?

10. What does Athos do and say before he and Jakob leave for Canada?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes "Fugitive Pieces" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jakob. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Athos. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Ben. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Fugitive Pieces".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of the book. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Fugitive Pieces". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in "Fugitive Pieces". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in this book. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters are affected by the death of friends and family? How?

4. Trace and analyze the theme of not forgetting the past in "Fugitive Pieces". Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters are affected by the the past the most? How? Why?

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