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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 has David never seen that would be helpful to determine where he needed to go?
2. Why does David leave the town?
3. What vehicle does David smuggle himself into in this chapter that helps him reach his destination?
4. What feature does David want to see most about himself?
5. What do houses mean for David?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain why David knows so many languages, and how this might be able to help him.
2. Why was crossing the road, a dangerous task, a type of turning point for David?
3. Explain why David is reluctant to escape, and why he does it, despite his reservations.
4. Explain David's reaction to the baby.
5. Why does David force himself not to think?
6. Describe David's first prayer.
7. Describe how David comes to own a mirror, and his reaction to his own reflection.
8. Why was it so important for David to clean himself so thoroughly?
9. Explain why David's eating of the orange forced him to consider going into town.
10. Why does David decide, as he runs during his escape, to stop running and instead to walk?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The author often uses strong depictions of the landscape David moves through both to indicate position as well as to provide David with uplifting moments in his journey. Choose a scene in which David is in awe and wonder about his surroundings, and analyze that scene. Why is David so enthralled? What type of environment is he used to? How does the author use David's surroundings to uplift his character, at times?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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