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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 is the name of the game that Amy has invented in order to keep the two busy?

2. Adam hears the approach of a ____________ coming up on the road behind him.

3. Where were Adam and his father headed when they had to jump into the alley and into the woods?

4. Who does Adam want to talk to in order to calm his nerves?

5. Adam is glad to be leaving Carver and getting away from the ___________, the troublemakers.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Brint tell Adam when he finds out Adam has been refusing all of things he has been refusing?

2. What did Adam's father used to tease him about when Adam is just a child?

3. Why can't Adam call Amy when he arrives at the Howard Johnson's, even though he does call her anyway?

4. What happens when Adam tries to call Amy from his bike journey in Carver?

5. Why have Adam's suspicions been aroused, according to Brint and their discussions?

6. What is the condition of the road when Adam continues on his journey from Carver to see his dad?

7. What does Adam discover in his father's desk when he steals a key to open up the drawer?

8. What does Adam ask Brint about Paul Delmonte when the name is brought up again?

9. From where does Adam try to call Amy again while he is on his bike journey?

10. What has Adam been refusing in his location where the interrogations are being done?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While Adam Farmer is seen to be a bit of a frightened person at times, other times he demonstrates bravery.

Part 1: Why do you think Adam is seen as a frightened person? What is the proof he is fearful?

Part 2: Why do you think Adam could also been seen as a very brave person? Cite your proof.

Part 3: Do you think Adam is a brave person or a frightened person? Or is he a mix of the two?

Essay Topic 2

It's fascinating to see an author use a very dark subject in order to tell a story for young adults.

Part 1: Do you think this story is realistic in its content? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think children should be sheltered from dark news and ideas? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think younger readers can benefit from this story? If so, how? If not, why not?

Essay Topic 3

In a very real sense, Adam loses everything in this story - his identity, his mind, and his family.

Part 1: Do you think Adam had any chance of being a normal kid with a normal upbringing? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think Adam's parents made the right decision to go into witness protection? Why or why not?

Part 3: How else might Adam's parents have dealt with the situation in order to keep Adam's life normal and stable?

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