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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. Adam recalls that Brint asked Adam about ______________ at the beginning.
2. Where have Amy and Adam huddled together when they were together in order to kiss each other?
3. Adam hears the approach of a ____________ coming up on the road behind him.
4. Where does Adam go to hide after making his startling discovery in his father's desk?
5. Brint suggests to Adam that his ___________ has been lying to him all this time.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Adam think is the only real clue he has to the mystery that is in his mind?
2. What is Whipper always trying to do to Adam as he rides his bike around the hospital?
3. Why did Adam's father go through with providing testimony in Washington DC before a Senate Committee?
4. What does Adam think about Amy and about her position in his life?
5. What does the man do when Adam offers him $25 to tell him where his bike has gone?
6. How does Brint challenge Adam when Adam says that he does not believe that Brint is a doctor?
7. What does Adam hope when the troublemakers come to hassle Adam on his bike?
8. Even though Adam has enough money to take a bus to go see his dad, why does he choose to go by bike instead?
9. What is the mild threat that Brint gives to Adam when Adam will not respond to him during the interrogation?
10. What does Brint tell Adam when he finds out Adam has been refusing all of things he has been refusing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Adam is trying to bring a package to his father as he goes on the bike ride to his final destination.
Part 1: Why do you think Adam is trying to bring the package to his father when he takes the bike ride?
Part 2: What might Adam's package also symbolize within the story?
Part 3: What other items might have been good to bring to Adam's father? Why?
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
At various points of the story, it seems like a very weak person is pitted against someone very powerful - an uneven match-up.
Part 1: Do you think the Farmer/Delmonte family is helpless in their situation? Why or why not?
Part 2: Do you think the Witness Protection Program is effective? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think the 'weaker' people in this story actually 'won' in the long term? (The secret doesn't seem to have gotten out.)
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