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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. __________ is very sorry for placing Adam and his mother in a difficult situation.
2. How many annual questionings have been done on Adam according to the final report?
3. How long did Adam's father spend in giving testimony before the Senate Committee?
4. Brint suggests that the ________ represents the key to his memories, which causes Adam to retreat so completely from the interrogation.
5. What does Whipper say when Adam finally returns to the hospital? "Well, what do you know - the __________ back."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
While Adam Farmer is seen to be a bit of a frightened person at times, other times he demonstrates bravery.
Part 1: Why do you think Adam is seen as a frightened person? What is the proof he is fearful?
Part 2: Why do you think Adam could also been seen as a very brave person? Cite your proof.
Part 3: Do you think Adam is a brave person or a frightened person? Or is he a mix of the two?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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