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. What does David nearly fall over?

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

3. Who does David meet inside the church?

4. What does David start to believe he is?

5. What does the mother do that David dislikes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Giovanni respect David?

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

3. Describe the individuals at the farm.

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

5. Why does David now believe the man kept him in the concentration camp, only to take care of him and eventually let him go?

6. Explain David's opinion about ruling over others.

7. Describe how David escapes the stable.

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

9. Why does David have such difficulty understanding the young boys he has come to live with?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the novel, the value of freedom and independent choice is a primary theme in the novel. Choose one of the following examples, and discuss it in detail. Explain not only the situation, but how the situation embodies the theme of freedom and value of independent thought.

• David's reaction to Angelo's dilemma of whom to marry

• David's decision to walk across the road on page 35.

• David's letter to Giovanni and his wife

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel there is reference to David's eyes. This is later linked in the novel to the eyes of Edith, his mother. Explain what people see when they look into David's eyes, in terms of why they find his eyes do unique. What in David's life has led him to show the expression in his eyes that he shows? Why does his mother have the same eyes? How does the author use this to link not only their genetics, but their experiences?

Essay Topic 3

There are several instances in the book where the author uses scenery and seasons as metaphors for times within David's own life. This is particularly true in Chapter Seven, as winter gives way to spring. Explain how Anne Holm uses these seasons as metaphors for David's own life.

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