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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 decide he must do about the Mounties?
2. Who first found gold in the area?
3. How does Jason end up dealing with the bear or bears?
4. How does the reunion between Jason and his brothers go?
5. What does Jason find Charlie has done when he returns to the cabin?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jason's initial attempt to see Jamie go?
2. What happens when Jason is at the bear cave?
3. How does the option in question #45 work out for Jason?
4. What are others doing with the caribou and what does Jason do?
5. What lies ahead on the river, who manages to pass it and how does the crowd feel about him?
6. How does Jason find his brothers and what kind of prank does he decide to play?
7. Where does Jason wake up after his accident?
8. What happens on the river because of the number of people on it and who are on it besides Klondikers?
9. What does Charlie say to Jason which helps clear the air?
10. What mistake does Jason make with a bull moose and what is the result?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Kristina is no exception.
1. Trace and analyze situations where Jason demonstrates his fear and hopelessness. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Jason's character flaws, and explain how they create a more complex and believable character. How do you think Jason's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?
3. After analyzing Jason's strengths and weaknesses, decide if Jason is the "hero" of the story. Explain your reasoning.
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
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of change. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with change? Why? What are some symbols of change? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of perseverance. Which characters seem to have a great deal of perseverance and which do not? Why? Which characters seem really determined and courageous? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. How did the death of Jason's father affect him? What about his dog, King? How was his reaction to both deaths similar and different?
4. Discuss why Abraham and Ethan leaving Seattle without Jason was a type of death for the Hawthorn family. Use examples from the book to illustrate your discussion.
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