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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 kind of a job does Jason get?
2. Who saves Jason after he passes out on the trail?
3. Where does the rail car Jason hops go?
4. What does Jason's brother say will be the split if they find gold?
5. What does the head of law enforcement do the most?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Jamie and Homer do that amazes the crowds and what does Homer say about the location?
2. 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?
3. What does one have to take to get to Canada and how does Jason manage it?
4. On what date is Jason Hawthorn hawking papers, where is he, what is the big news and what does Jason want to have the opportunity to do?
5. Who are Homer and Jamie Dunavant and what is their story?
6. How does Jason get a canoe?
7. What does Jason know about his brothers?
8. Where and with whom does Jason eat the day he meets Frank Barker?
9. How does Jason get off the beach where the sailors dumped him?
10. Why is Jason feeling pressured, what are some people going to do about the pressure and how does Jason feel about doing that?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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.
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