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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 does David require help getting dressed?
2. Who is present when the family arrives to help?
3. What did Johannes tell David about greedy people?
4. What animal startles David one evening as is lying down?
5. What does David hear that makes him think of how a balloon must feel?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the people in town eventually wish to catch David?
2. Why was crossing the road, a dangerous task, a type of turning point for David?
3. Explain why David decides to stay with the family, when asked.
4. What happens to David's clothes, and what is the result of this? How does he feel?
5. Describe David's reaction to his bedroom, when he awakens the first time.
6. Explain why the man on the ship does not turn David in, and how he helps him to escape.
7. Explain what the man tells David to do to escape.
8. Describe how David comes to own a mirror, and his reaction to his own reflection.
9. Why does David decide, as he runs during his escape, to stop running and instead to walk?
10. Describe how David is able to keep going long after he has stopped caring.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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, David comes to realize he can never be a normal boy. Analyze this statement in detail. What aspects of life cause David to state this? Is he correct? Why or why not? Do you think he can ever be a normal child? Why? What in his background could prevent him from achieving any sense of normalcy? Do you think finding his mother will help? Why or why not?
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