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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 is the woman's name?
2. Why does David find living with people difficult?
3. Who comes with David as he escapes the farmhouse?
4. Why does David feel how one speaks is important?
5. Who does David find he is most comfortable with?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the individuals at the farm.
2. Why does Giovanni respect David?
3. Explain why David is disheartened in this chapter.
4. How does David locate Edith, and what happens when he arrives?
5. Why does David now believe the man kept him in the concentration camp, only to take care of him and eventually let him go?
6. Explain David's opinion about ruling over others.
7. Describe how David escapes the stable.
8. How does David cross into Denmark?
9. Describe how David comes to meet Sophie Hartmann, and describe Sophie.
10. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
At one point in the novel, David learns about his conscience, as he debates about whether to return to the woman in town to take care of her baby, or whether perhaps by doing so, he would endanger the child. Explain his dilemma, the reasons for his concerns, and his resulting decision. What lesson does David learn about doing what it right?
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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