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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. Who does David accidentally find on his way to Denmark?
2. What does David equate to the word want?
3. What does the woman say about David's spirit?
4. What does David realize Edith may not be happy about?
5. What does David do as soon as he can afford to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does David realize about King's actions?
2. Why is being able to use proper wording important to David?
3. Explain David's experience within the church.
4. Explain the newspaper letter David reads, and why it is important to him.
5. Explain David's opinion about ruling over others.
6. Explain David's conversation with God when he realizes the farmer has bolted the door, and his resulting revelation.
7. What is the significance of David touching Maria?
8. Explain why David asks God to spare King, and kill him instead.
9. Describe the frontier post, and how David managed to avoid it.
10. Explain why David doesn't like dogs, and how his friendship with King develops.
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, David comes to realize he can never be a normal boy. Analyze this statement in detail. What aspects of life cause David to state this? Is he correct? Why or why not? Do you think he can ever be a normal child? Why? What in his background could prevent him from achieving any sense of normalcy? Do you think finding his mother will help? Why or why not?
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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