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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 does Jason think while he is walking?
2. Where do Jason's brothers live?
3. What is Jason's hometown?
4. With whom does Jason leave the beach where he was thrown off the ship?
5. Who does Jason spot in Skagway working for the head of law enforcement?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Jason and Charlie do when they leave the area of the cabin?
2. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?
3. Who are Homer and Jamie Dunavant and what is their story?
4. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?
5. What mistake does Jason make with a bull moose and what is the result?
6. How does the option in question #45 work out for Jason?
7. Where does Jason go in Chapter 13, what does he get and what does he do with it?
8. What does Charlie say to Jason which helps clear the air?
9. What do Jason and Charlie do in spite of their dire situation and what does Jason then decide to do about their situation?
10. How long does it take Jason to get across Bennett and what are his hopes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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 3
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.
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