I Am David Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 the Swiss man that he has never done before?

2. What does David ask the priest for?

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

4. Who rescues David from the snow?

5. What does David think of Carlo?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how David escapes the stable.

2. Explain what David realizes about milk.

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

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

5. Describe the individuals at the farm.

6. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.

7. How does David cross into Denmark?

8. What does David realize about King's actions?

9. What does David find out about a woman named Edith Fengel.

10. Why is being able to use proper wording important to David?

Essay Topics

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

There are many references in the novel to the power of "them", without actual description of who "they" really are. Choose three instances where the author gives information about "them", and explain the reference in detail. What is said about "them"? What does the reference indicate about who "they" might be? How does the author use these vague descriptions to impose a feeling of unfocused dread?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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