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 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.
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel there is reference to David's eyes. This is later linked in the novel to the eyes of Edith, his mother. Explain what people see when they look into David's eyes, in terms of why they find his eyes do unique. What in David's life has led him to show the expression in his eyes that he shows? Why does his mother have the same eyes? How does the author use this to link not only their genetics, but their experiences?
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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