Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does David help the man find, that he has lost at the side of the road?
2. How does David get money for food?
3. What does the man on the boat give to David to help him in the water?
4. What does the drink David finds help him do?
5. What does David ask God to let his rescue of the girl count for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain why David knows so many languages, and how this might be able to help him.
2. Explain how David comes to the home of Giovanni.
3. What happens to David's clothes, and what is the result of this? How does he feel?
4. Explain why David doesn't believe he would be good at playing.
5. Explain what the man tells David to do to escape.
6. What does David realize about King's actions?
7. Describe how David comes to meet Sophie Hartmann, and describe Sophie.
8. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.
9. Explain what David realizes about milk.
10. Explain why David knows so little of himself, including where he is from, and what he looks like.
There are several instances in the book where the author uses scenery and seasons as metaphors for times within David's own life. This is particularly true in Chapter Seven, as winter gives way to spring. Explain how Anne Holm uses these seasons as metaphors for David's own life.
There are two strong female characters in the novel, Sophie and the mother of the children, Giovanni's wife. Compare and contrast these two women. How are they similar? How are they different? How do their backgrounds and lifestyles change the way the treat David? Whereas the mother originally sends David away, Sophie asks him to stay. What does this difference indicate about these two characters?
In the novel, the word King symbolizes freedom and free will to David, as he knows that countries that have kings are not under the control of "them". Later in the novel, when he is in his darkest hour, he is befriended by a dog, who he names "King". Describe how the dog's final actions in the novel affirm the concept that the word "king" symbolizes both free will and freedom.
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