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. Why does the driver not want to go past Faido?

2. What is revealed at the end of the chapter about Edith, the woman in the photograph?

3. Why does David feel how one speaks is important?

4. What does Sophie tell David he is welcome to do?

5. What does David think of Carlo?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how David comes to meet Sophie Hartmann, and describe Sophie.

2. Explain what David realizes about milk.

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

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

5. Explain why David doesn't like dogs, and how his friendship with King develops.

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

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

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

9. Explain why David is disheartened in this chapter.

10. How does David locate Edith, and what happens when he arrives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There is heavy use of symbolism by Anne Holm within the novel. Discuss the use of and meaning of a king, "the man", and the compass in the novel.

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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