I Am David Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Anne Holm
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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. Why did Johannes not want people in camp to tell David things of the outside world?

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

3. What does David see at the beginning of Chapter Four that he had never seen?

4. Why does David require help getting dressed?

5. What does David believe the escape to be?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why David is reluctant to escape, and why he does it, despite his reservations.

2. Explain why David knows so little of himself, including where he is from, and what he looks like.

3. Describe David's first meal with the family.

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

5. Why does David decide, as he runs during his escape, to stop running and instead to walk?

6. Explain why David is beat up, and why he refuses to fight back.

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

8. Explain how David comes to choose a God, and why.

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

10. Describe David's reaction to his bedroom, when he awakens the first time.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is heavy use of symbolism by Anne Holm within the novel. Discuss the use of and meaning of a king, "the man", and the compass in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Another popular theme in the novel is the power of faith, both in mankind and in God. Discuss the role faith plays in the novel, both in terms of its power to help, and its power to destroy when faith is lost.

Essay Topic 3

In the novel, "the man" comes to symbolize all things evil and cruel in the world. By the end of the novel, however, it is revealed that "the man" is likely the reason David is alive. Analyze this character in depth. Who is he? How did he treat David? Why did he treat him as he did? What is revealed about him toward the end of the novel? How did he actually help David? Why did he help David? What does this say about David's concept of what is bad?

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