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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 can Jason not imagine about not going on?

2. Upon what ship does Jason stow away?

3. What have some people resigned themselves to doing?

4. How does Jason finally get the means to continue his journey?

5. How much does Jason decide to borrow from his brothers?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jason meet Charlie?

2. Where does Jason finally arrive in Chapter 14, how long does he stay and how many caribou are there?

3. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?

4. What do Jason and Charlie do when they leave the area of the cabin?

5. What is Jason trying to hide from Charlie and when Charlie discovers it what does the boy realize? What is Jason's response?

6. What do Jason and Charlie do after he meets up with his brothers?

7. What do Jason and Charlie do in spite of their dire situation and what does Jason then decide to do about their situation?

8. How does Jason keep himself going and what do some people he meets want to know about his dog?

9. When Jason comes back to Skagway, what are people complaining about, who is head of law enforcement and who is working with him?

10. What does Jason decide is their only option for survival?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Chapter 8 shows a great deal about Hawthorn's character. Hawthorn cannot stand to see suffering, particularly when it comes about through cruelty. The horses and other animals that are killed or are left to die hurt Hawthorn's heart to the point that he can no longer look, although averting his eyes from the tragic scene is nearly impossible.

1. What does Jason hating the suffering of animals he sees say about what values he might hold? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.

2. What do you think are the causes of people being cruel to the animals when it is not really necessary? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.

3. What do you think should be the basic rights of animals and the responsibility of humans to those animals? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Hawthorn and Charlie have a breakthrough after the fire goes out. While Hawthorn thought he was taking care of Charlie, Charlie felt as if Hawthorn was telling him that he was useless. Working out the issue brought them much closer and turned their relationship into a productive one with both doing the chores.

1. Why do you think Charlie felt the way he did? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.

2. What lesson might a person learn from this part of the book when dealing with handicapped people they meet in their lives? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.

3. The fact that Jason and Charlie worked on the issue and communicated seems to have cleared up the problem. Do you think most problems between people are the result of lack or or poor communication? Why or why not? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Jason's Gold is? Explain your response.

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