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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 struggle with as he debates about going back to the woman in town?
2. What does the family insist David do?
3. What does David do as he rides in the vehicle?
4. What does David decide makes a person smile?
5. Why does David ration his prayers to God?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what the man on the ship and the woman in the shop mean when they discuss David's eyes.
2. Explain why David refused the man's money, and why the man hid money in David's bundle.
3. Describe David's first prayer.
4. Explain what the man tells David to do to escape.
5. Describe how David comes to own a mirror, and his reaction to his own reflection.
6. Explain the scene between David and the couple who are out of gas. Why are they suspicious, and how does David disarm them?
7. Why was it so important for David to clean himself so thoroughly?
8. Explain why David knows so little of himself, including where he is from, and what he looks like.
9. Describe David's response to his new surroundings, and why they are so powerful.
10. Explain why David knows so many languages, and how this might be able to help him.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Foreshadowing is used extensively throughout the novel to help indicate future events. Choose two examples of foreshadowing, and discuss how these examples indicate events to occur within the novel. Do you think the author uses foreshadowing effectively? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
David's relationship with God grows through the novel from being non-existent to being one of the most vital relationships in his life. Describe each stage of this relationship in detail. How does David find God? How does he choose a God? How does he pray? How does he learn about God? What promises does he make to God, and what triumphs does he attribute to God? Does God succeed, to David, in helping him?
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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