I Am David 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. What does David do to rid himself of the bad feelings the boy causes?

2. What vehicle does David smuggle himself into in this chapter that helps him reach his destination?

3. How does David put out the fire in the girls hair?

4. Why doesn't David eat much at dinner?

5. Why does the woman not want her husband to give David money?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe David's first prayer.

2. Why do the people in town eventually wish to catch David?

3. Explain why David's eating of the orange forced him to consider going into town.

4. Explain why David refused the man's money, and why the man hid money in David's bundle.

5. Explain why David is afraid to attempt to hitchhike.

6. Explain why David knows so many languages, and how this might be able to help him.

7. Explain what the man on the ship and the woman in the shop mean when they discuss David's eyes.

8. Explain why David plunges through the thicket instead of going around it.

9. Explain David's reaction to the baby.

10. Explain why the man on the ship does not turn David in, and how he helps him to escape.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the book, David shows himself to be clearly different than other boys. Pick two ways in which David is different, and discuss them in depth. What are these differences? How are they depicted in the novel? What do these differences stem from? Can David overcome them, or does he need to? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

David's relationship with God grows through the novel from being non-existent to being one of the most vital relationships in his life. Describe each stage of this relationship in detail. How does David find God? How does he choose a God? How does he pray? How does he learn about God? What promises does he make to God, and what triumphs does he attribute to God? Does God succeed, to David, in helping him?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, David makes the attempt to "win" over those around him, including the guards, and those who are cruel to him. Locate at least two of these circumstances. What is the situation? Why does David feel the need to "win" against these individuals? What does this say about David, as a person? Do you think David's actions make him petty, or righteous? Why?

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