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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 familiar childhood song the boy sings to himself whenever he needs to be consoled?
2. Adam becomes a sort of __________ in his own home as he tries to find out what is happening.
3. Where have Amy and Adam huddled together when they were together in order to kiss each other?
4. On the day that Adam's mother is the happiest, she has a special _________ hour that she enjoys in her bedroom.
5. Who does Adam want to talk to in order to calm his nerves?
Short Essay Questions
1. What has Adam been refusing in his location where the interrogations are being done?
2. What questions does Adam want Brint to answer for him, though Brint does not answer them?
3. Why doesn't Adam tell Amy anything about his spying on his family?
4. What does the old maintenance man always do, according to the narrative?
5. Why does Adam get mad at the boy as he is watching an interaction between the boy and his mother?
6. What does the man on the phone tell Adam about what he has been doing all day?
7. Who are the other customers in the restaurant where Adam is sitting and eating clam chowder?
8. What does Adam now see that his mother was afraid of, as be recalls in his interrogations?
9. Why does Adam reach out to Amy with a phone call during his bike journey?
10. What does Adam discover in his father's desk when he steals a key to open up the drawer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Adam seems to have a special relationship with Amy Hertz, though he is unable to talk to her during his journey.
Part 1: Why do you think Amy cared for Adam so much during his recollection of their times together?
Part 2: Why is Amy the only person who can calm Adam down when he is frightened?
Part 3: Do you think Amy is a real person or not? Support your answer with proof from the story.
Essay Topic 2
Adam's parents had to make a tough decision to first keep Adam away from the truth and then to include him in the truth.
Part 1: Do you think Adam's parents should have told him about the troubles his father was in? Why or why not?
Part 2: What might have happened to Adam had his parents not told him anything?
Part 3: Why was it a good idea that Adam's father never told him any specifics about what their secret was?
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?
This section contains 750 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)