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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. Why does the mother want David to leave?
2. Why did the man allow Johannes to live more freely than other prisoners?
3. What does David ask the priest for?
4. What is the animal's name?
5. How does David plan to escape?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Giovanni's wife want David to leave?
2. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.
3. How does David locate Edith, and what happens when he arrives?
4. Describe the individuals at the farm.
5. Explain David's opinion about ruling over others.
6. Describe how David comes to meet Sophie Hartmann, and describe Sophie.
7. Why does David now believe the man kept him in the concentration camp, only to take care of him and eventually let him go?
8. Describe the frontier post, and how David managed to avoid it.
9. Explain why David is disheartened in this chapter.
10. Why does David have such difficulty understanding the young boys he has come to live with?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the novel, "the man" comes to symbolize all things evil and cruel in the world. By the end of the novel, however, it is revealed that "the man" is likely the reason David is alive. Analyze this character in depth. Who is he? How did he treat David? Why did he treat him as he did? What is revealed about him toward the end of the novel? How did he actually help David? Why did he help David? What does this say about David's concept of what is bad?
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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