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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 take pains to avoid?
2. How does the mother say David hates Carlo?
3. What does King do?
4. What originally alerts David to the fact that he must leave soon?
5. What does the woman David meets wish to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.
2. Why does David now believe the man kept him in the concentration camp, only to take care of him and eventually let him go?
3. What does David find out about a woman named Edith Fengel.
4. Why does Giovanni respect David?
5. Describe the frontier post, and how David managed to avoid it.
6. Explain what happens to King.
7. What does David realize about King's actions?
8. Explain David's experience within the church.
9. Explain what David realizes about milk.
10. How does David cross into Denmark?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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?
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