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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 is in the role of the interrogator at the start of this book's interrogation scenes?
2. What does Adam now feel he has to do in order to get away from those who might harm him?
3. On what day of the week is Adam's mother the happiest, it seems?
4. What does Adam now wish he had used when he was back in Aswell at the rest stop?
5. What does Adam decide to eat when he is in a small restaurant in Carver on his bike journey?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Adam's mother do on Thursdays when she is at her happiest?
2. What is the conversation Adam has with himself as the rain begins to pour heavily on his bike journey?
3. What does Adam ask Brint about Paul Delmonte when the name is brought up again?
4. Why does Adam reach out to Amy with a phone call during his bike journey?
5. What does the rain do to Adam when he is traveling on his bike on his journey?
6. What questions does Adam want Brint to answer for him, though Brint does not answer them?
7. What is Adam relieved to see about the long, level, and straight road before him when he is on his bike?
8. What is the mild threat that Brint gives to Adam when Adam will not respond to him during the interrogation?
9. The mention of the names causes Adam to end the interrogation. What are the names which cause Adam to end the questioning?
10. Why did Adam's father go through with providing testimony in Washington DC before a Senate Committee?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The interrogation scenes are a strong and powerful source of details in the story. At the same time, they can be frustrating for the reader.
Part 1: Why do you think the author chose to use interrogation scenes in this book?
Part 2: Do you think the interrogation scenes were necessary to include in this book? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think the flashbacks were used in the book? Would it have been more effective to tell the story from start to finish instead? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Adam seems to be chasing his memories just as much as Dr. Brint is. Adam has no idea who he is at first, so the interrogations allow him to investigate his own life as well.
Part 1: Why do you think Adam has troubles remembering his true name and identity?
Part 2: Do you think Adam wants to remember his old life anymore? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think there's any chance that Adam can be a normal and well-adjusted boy anymore? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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