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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 believes that this man is the only real __________ he has to the mystery in his mind.

2. What is a word that might be used to describe Adam's current state of mind?

3. Brint suggests to Adam that his ___________ has been lying to him all this time.

4. Adam admits that he didn't know who Paul was ______________, but doesn't answer when Brint pokes further.

5. Where does Adam think about leaving his bike in order to keep it safe and sound?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Adam hope when the troublemakers come to hassle Adam on his bike?

2. The mention of the names causes Adam to end the interrogation. What are the names which cause Adam to end the questioning?

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

4. Why did Adam's father go through with providing testimony in Washington DC before a Senate Committee?

5. What happens to Adam as the car travels slowly down the road to the city of Hookset?

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

7. Though Adam is not responsive to Brint, what is his physical status, according to Brint's notes?

8. Who stops to check on Adam when he is lying on the side of the road after being toppled by the troublemakers?

9. Who are the other customers in the restaurant where Adam is sitting and eating clam chowder?

10. Why doesn't Adam tell Amy anything about his spying on his family?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Though Adam may not be growing up in the story itself, the story and his memories reveal the course of his life.

Part 1: Why do you think so many Young Adult books focus on coming of age issues?

Part 2: How do you think Adam grows up from the beginning of the book to the end of the book? Or doesn't he?

Part 3: In what ways does Adam come of age in this book? Describe some specific moments which point to Adam growing up.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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