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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. What is a big topic of conversation in Skagway besides gold?
2. How do Jack and Jason act when they see each other again?
3. What had Jack suggested to Jason about moving the outfit?
4. Why is Jason unable to find a boat to take him down the river?
5. How much does Jason decide to borrow from his brothers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jason find out when he arrives in Bennett and what does he wonder about as far as what to do?
2. With whom does Jason meet up again at the beginning of Chapter 12 and what do they do when they see each other?
3. What does Jason see when he arrives in Skagway and what is the cost of living?
4. What is in the letter Abraham left for Jason and how is Jason's situation changed by what he learns?
5. What do Jamie and Homer do that amazes the crowds and what does Homer say about the location?
6. When Jason comes back to Skagway, what are people complaining about, who is head of law enforcement and who is working with him?
7. What does Jason use his earnings for and why does he end up collapsed on the trail?
8. Why would the problem in question #29 stand in Jason's way? What does Jason wonder about himself?
9. How does Jason keep himself going and what do some people he meets want to know about his dog?
10. Where and with whom does Jason eat the day he meets Frank Barker?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Just when Hawthorn is at his lowest, something happens or someone arrives to give him a boost or some kind of assistance. In chapter twelve, it was London who came to the rescue. In chapter thirteen, Hawthorn is buoyed by the sight of Jamie and Homer and then again when he is able to buy the canoe. Hawthorn's hope is restored.
1. Research narrative contrivance and decide if some of the "miraculous" interventions in Jason's life might qualify as such. Give your reasons why you do or do not believe the events are narrative contrivance. Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think in the present time people would be as kind and generous as some of the people are to Jason in this story? Why or why not? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
3. How important do you think hope is in the course of people's daily lives? Why or why not? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 1, the reader is introduced to young Jason Hawthorn. Hawthorn is a fifteen-year-old boy who has just arrived in New York after taking ten months to cross the country from Seattle. Hawthorn feels he has something to prove and is determined to make it on his own. As a result, Hawthorn is growing up fast. Hawthorn has conviction above everything else.
1. What differences do you think the fact that a fifteen year old boy left home and traveled across the United States by himself in 1897 as opposed to an fifteen year old boy doing that in the present time? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
2. How do you think feeling like someone has something to prove can be harmful? How can it be helpful? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
3. What is conviction? What do you think it means a that Jason Hawthorn has conviction? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Something in Hawthorn breaks when he sees the man drowning his dogs. Hawthorn feels that by standing by silent he is in some way responsible for the dogs' deaths. It is clear to Hawthorn that something has happened to the man, that Klondicitis has caused him to lose his senses just like many others. Hawthorn begins to wonder if he has lost his mind.
1. Do you think Jason is correct that he is responsible for the dogs' deaths if he does nothing to stop them? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think a student who sees something wrong being done by other students is as guilty as the student doing the act? Why or why not? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
3. There are studies that show that many people who hear or see an act of violence taking place ignore it, to the extent of not even calling 911 on a cell phone. What do you think are the reasons people ignore violence? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
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