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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 becomes a sort of __________ in his own home as he tries to find out what is happening.
2. What is the name of the game that Amy has invented in order to keep the two busy?
3. Adam resolves to call __________ at the next phone booth he finds when he is on his journey.
4. Adam believes that Amy is more important to him than food or the __________.
5. Adam tells Brint that he will give him some __________ as he is telling his story.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Amy's reaction to Adam's dream of becoming a writer?
2. What does the old maintenance man always do, according to the narrative?
3. What does Adam think is the only real clue he has to the mystery that is in his mind?
4. What did Adam's father used to tease him about when Adam is just a child?
5. What was the last Numbers game that Adam and Amy played together?
6. What is Adam planning to do in the morning when he awakens at the beginning of this section?
7. What happened when the Farmer family pulled to the side of the road to pretend they were looking at the countryside?
8. What has Adam been refusing in his location where the interrogations are being done?
9. Why can't Adam call Amy when he arrives at the Howard Johnson's, even though he does call her anyway?
10. Who stops to check on Adam when he is lying on the side of the road after being toppled by the troublemakers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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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