I Am David Test | Final Test - Hard

Anne Holm
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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 equate to the word want?

2. Why is the situation actually advantageous for David?

3. What does Edith call David when she sees him?

4. What does the wife of the household fear, if the farmer beats David?

5. What do the parents note about David's speech?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does David have such difficulty understanding the young boys he has come to live with?

2. Describe the frontier post, and how David managed to avoid it.

3. Explain David's conversation with God when he realizes the farmer has bolted the door, and his resulting revelation.

4. Explain what Sophie means by "someone has broken his spirit".

5. Describe the individuals at the farm.

6. Describe how David escapes the stable.

7. What does David say in his letter to Carlo?

8. Explain how being kept a slave on the farm is beneficial to David.

9. Why does David hate being touched?

10. Explain why David asks God to spare King, and kill him instead.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several times in the novel, David uses water to cleanse himself of various negative events. Choose one of the following examples, and discuss, in depth, how the cleansing David performs symbolizes the cleansing of his spirit and his inner self.

• David's scrubbing after escaping the camp

• David's washing following his beating by Carlo

• David's daily washing in the house of Giovanni

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, the value of freedom and independent choice is a primary theme in the novel. Choose one of the following examples, and discuss it in detail. Explain not only the situation, but how the situation embodies the theme of freedom and value of independent thought.

• David's reaction to Angelo's dilemma of whom to marry

• David's decision to walk across the road on page 35.

• David's letter to Giovanni and his wife

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the symbol of kings, and the freedom their presence enables, with the references to "THEM" who, in David's mind, represent and embody oppression and control. Be sure to include any relevant information from the novel.

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