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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 do to explain his departure to the parents?
2. What does David realize Edith may not be happy about?
3. Who does David find he is most comfortable with?
4. What does David realize the man in camp had been forcing him to drink?
5. What does David think of Carlo?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain David's conversation with God when he realizes the farmer has bolted the door, and his resulting revelation.
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. How does David locate Edith, and what happens when he arrives?
4. Explain how being kept a slave on the farm is beneficial to David.
5. Explain David's experience within the church.
6. Why does David stop caring consciously about what happens to him, and how does he manage to keep going?
7. What is the significance of David touching Maria?
8. Explain what happens to King.
9. Describe the individuals at the farm.
10. Explain what Sophie means by "someone has broken his spirit".
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Throughout the novel, David makes the attempt to "win" over those around him, including the guards, and those who are cruel to him. Locate at least two of these circumstances. What is the situation? Why does David feel the need to "win" against these individuals? What does this say about David, as a person? Do you think David's actions make him petty, or righteous? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The title of the novel, "I Am David", has great meaning within the novel, as David uses the phrase several times. What does David means when he declares "I Am David"? How does this phrase relate to the progression of the novel? How does it relate to the growth of David's character?
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