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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. In "Before and After," what does Lance say causes him to become a different person in one afternoon?
2. Despite doctors' orders, what does Lance accomplish after being hit by a car?
3. Why does Lance call Dr. Steven Wolf after talking with a Houston doctor about a proposed treatment plan?
4. Why are doctors moving so swiftly with Lance's surgery and chemotherapy?
5. Why does Lance go to Houston?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe how Lance's once in a lifetime experience with the 1990 Junior World Championship in Moscow almost prevents him from graduating high school on time.
2. Explain where Lance spends his youth and why he feels he does not fit in.
3. Who is Moreno Argentin, and how does he regard Lance Armstrong?
4. Lance describes himself as brash during the early phases of his cycling career. How does this brashness interfere with his progress?
5. Why does Lance ignore signs that something is terribly wrong with his body?
6. What propels Lance to consult with a doctor?
7. Who is Jim Hoyt, and what is his relationship to Lance?
8. Who is Lance Armstrong, and for what is he best known?
9. What advice does Lance seek from his mother and friends regarding cancer treatment?
10. What is the outcome of Lance's brain surgery?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the hardships Lance experienced as a child.
1. How did these challenges shape his personality?
2. How did they help forge his strength?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the relationship Lance has with his mother during his childhood, teen years, and adult years.
1. What lessons does she help teach him?
2. In what ways does she support him?
3. In what ways is she a "hero" in this story?
4. Would Lance have made it as far in life without the support of his mother? Validate your answer with examples.
Essay Topic 3
Explain how beating cancer prepares Lance for the race of his life, the Tour de France.
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