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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the huge man ask Adam as he is trying to fix the situation with his bike? "Lose something, __________?"
2. As Adam is nervous about the situation, his __________ is coming back and he begins to get nauseous.
3. Inducement ____________ and pre-knowledge interrogatory techniques have failed on Adam in his questioning.
4. How long did Adam's father spend in giving testimony before the Senate Committee?
5. Adam wanted to tell Amy that his life was the biggest ___________ game of all.
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
The narrator of every story should be questioned by the reader, as their telling of the story affects what the reader knows - and doesn't know.
Part 1: Why do you think the author chose Adam to be the narrator of this story?
Part 2: Do you think Adam is a reliable narrator for the story? Why or why not?
Part 3: Who might have been a better narrator for the story? Why?
Essay Topic 3
At several points during the novel, Adam talks about becoming a writer when he grows up.
Part 1: Why do you think Adam wants to be a writer when he grows up?
Part 2: Do you think Adam would be a good writer or a good journalist? Why or why not?
Part 3: What does this say about Adam's feelings toward his father than he too wants to be a writer?
This section contains 329 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)