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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Adam realizes that his mother's sadness was actually __________, not the sadness he thought he saw.
2. What did Adam say happened to him on his bike, instead of telling the man the truth?
3. Adam still wants to stay in one of the cabins and he sees that there is a ___________ in the first one he looks at.
4. What has Adam done before the interrogation which makes Brint believe he is okay?
5. In what city does Adam plan to spend the night during his continuing bike journey?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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'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?
This section contains 362 words
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