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. Why does David not wash in the fountains in town?

3. Why does David refuse to fight the boy who hits him?

4. What does David admit to the woman that he does not know how to do?

5. What does the man in town give to David to eat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does David hate being touched?

2. Describe the individuals at the farm.

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

4. What is the significance of David touching Maria?

5. Why does David have such difficulty understanding the young boys he has come to live with?

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

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

8. Explain how David comes to the home of Giovanni.

9. Describe David's response to his new surroundings, and why they are so powerful.

10. Describe how David is able to keep going long after he has stopped caring.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the novel, there is constant contrast between the life David has led, and the life of the more privileged in society. Compare and contrast David's life with the life of others, making sure to touch on concepts such as freedom, choice, materialism, education, and self identity.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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