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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 start to believe he is?
2. What does David take pains to avoid?
3. Why doesn't David like to play with the others?
4. How does David find Edith's address?
5. What does David avoid entering Germany?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does David find out about a woman named Edith Fengel.
2. Explain what happens to King.
3. Why does David have such difficulty understanding the young boys he has come to live with?
4. Explain why David is disheartened in this chapter.
5. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.
6. Explain David's experience within the church.
7. What does David realize about King's actions?
8. Why does Giovanni respect David?
9. Explain what David realizes about milk.
10. Explain why David asks God to spare King, and kill him instead.
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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