Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. How much does Jason decide to borrow from his brothers?
2. What is the name of the first lake Jason has to cross?
3. Where did Jason work in his hometown?
4. Why is Jason beginning to feel more pressure about reaching his goal?
5. Why are many of the people Jason meets heading back to Skagway going there?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Homer's last poem at Dawson City about and what does Jamie say to Jason about possibilities in the future?
2. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?
3. Why is Jason having a difficult time finding a boat?
4. How does the option in question #45 work out for Jason?
5. What does Barker talk about at dinner, what does Barker try to get Jason to do, what is Jason's reply and what is Barker's response?
6. What does Jason notice about the world around him as he is paddling, what does he see for the first time and what does he decide to do?
7. How does Jason get a job in Skagway?
8. What mistake does Jason make with a bull moose and what is the result?
9. What does Jason think could stand in his way besides the weather?
10. How does Jason get a canoe?
Essay Topic 1
There are a number of interesting questions raised by this book. Questions that most likely Hobbs wanted the readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the author's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Hobbs' probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think "Jason's Gold" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
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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