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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. In Section 3, Chapter 3, Gantos attended his hearing and the judge was read Gantos' own admission from what source?
2. Gantos's father asked him to sign over _____________ in Section 3, Chapter 3?
3. The hotel where Jack went to hide out from the FBI was the same one he had lived in during what other time in his life?
4. Where did Hamilton and Gantos stay in New York in Section 2, Chapter 4?
5. For what latest novel did Jack Gantos win the 2012 Newbery Medal?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Gantos describe the drug scene in prison in Section 3, Chapter 5? Why did he choose not to use drugs?
2. Who else was housed in the hospital unit of the prison? What performer does the author describe in Section 3, Chapter 5?
3. How does Gantos describe his worsening acne problem in Section 3, Chapter 2?
4. What did Gantos learn from his family in Section 3, Chapter 1? What actions did he take at his father's advice?
5. What was Gantos allowed to take with him when he left prison in Section 3, Chapter 7? What was he not allowed to take?
6. What was Gantos's trip to New York like in Section 3, Chapter 1? What information did he learn?
7. Where was Gantos sent to serve his prison term in Section 3, Chapter 4? How does he describe his arrival there?
8. Describe the meeting with the first buyer in Section 2, Chapter 4. What were Gantos's fears and how did he act on them?
9. Where did Gantos and his peers stay while in New York in Section 2, Chapter 4? How does the author describe this setting?
10. Where did Gantos go after his prison release in Section 3, Chapter 7? Where did he live and work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define, identify and analyze the foreshadowing in Section 2, Chapter 4. What sense did Gantos and Hamilton get upon realizing their boat had been moved? How does the author use this incident to raise suspense in the narrative?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the career of the author, Jack Gantos. For what popular children's series is Gantos well-known? What awards has the author won for his writing? When was Hole in My Life published and what impact did it have on Gantos's career?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss and analyze the figure of Hamilton in the narrative. Where was Hamilton from? What was his full name? How experienced was Hamilton with smuggling? How experienced was he working with sailboats? How did Hamilton react to Jack's inexperience?
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