The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Test | Final 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. What does Trisha do at the end of Chapter 8?

2. What does Trisha find in the forest that first gives her hope that she might see civilization soon?

3. What does Trisha think the God of the Lost really is?

4. How old does Trisha feel when she realizes the God of the Lost has claimed her as its property?

5. In Chapter 10, Trisha find a headless corpse of what kind of animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Trisha not run from the God of the Lost?

2. Why does the imaginary Tom Gordon say he points to the sky?

3. What would have happened if Trisha had crossed the marsh at the end of Chapter 9?

4. Describe the hooded figures and who they claim to be.

5. Why do the authorities say hope for finding Trisha is fading?

6. Describe the dream Trisha remembers having at the beginning of Chapter 13.

7. Why does Trisha stop herself from thinking about being rescued?

8. How does Trisha know the God of the Lost is following her?

9. Why does Trisha not look for more food when she sees that her supply is low?

10. Why does Trisha think the God of the Lost decides to leave her alone for the night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the concept of the God of the Lost. What does it symbolize for Trisha? Do you think it was real or just a figment of her imagination? Support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Explore the relationship between Larry and Quilla. Describe their personalities and whether they seem like a good match. Do they seem to still be in love? Explain your answer with examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

The phrase "the world has teeth" shows up several times in the novel. What do you think it means for Trisha? Why is it important that she learns this lesson at such a young age? Do you think she will be better off learning this lesson at a young age?

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