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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 the mother say the father should not worry about when searching for somewhere to send David?
2. What is the animal's name?
3. What does David believe God is trying to teach him?
4. What is the woman's name?
5. With which child does David feel most at ease?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain David's experience within the church.
2. What does David say in his letter to Carlo?
3. Explain David's opinion about ruling over others.
4. Why does David now believe the man kept him in the concentration camp, only to take care of him and eventually let him go?
5. Explain what Sophie means by "someone has broken his spirit".
6. What is the significance of David touching Maria?
7. Explain how being kept a slave on the farm is beneficial to David.
8. Describe the individuals at the farm.
9. What does David realize about King's actions?
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
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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