Jason's Gold Test | 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. In what year does this book begin?

2. How does Jason's dog help him?

3. What does Jason say about his parents?

4. Where does the rail car Jason hops go?

5. What will Jason have to do if he takes the outfit?

Short Essay Questions

1. Upon what ship is Jason stowed away on, what does he hear and what can he not know because of the noise?

2. What do Jamie and Homer do that amazes the crowds and what does Homer say about the location?

3. What does Jason encounter on his way towards Chilkoot and what does he wish about the crowds?

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

5. With whom does Jason meet up again at the beginning of Chapter 12 and what do they do when they see each other?

6. What does Jason find out when he arrives in Bennett and what does he wonder about as far as what to do?

7. What does Jason see when he arrives in Skagway and what is the cost of living?

8. Why is Jason feeling pressured, what are some people going to do about the pressure and how does Jason feel about doing that?

9. Why would the problem in question #29 stand in Jason's way? What does Jason wonder about himself?

10. What does the person in question #21 tell Jason and what does he offer Jason? How does Jason feel about the offer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Jason matures and grows throughout the book.

1. What do you think might be some of the reasons Jason is maturing? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think Jason's maturity shown in the book is unrealistic in the short amount of time period the book covers? Why or why not?

3. Discuss the ways that Jason shows changes in his maturity in the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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