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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. About how many boats are on the river?

2. What do the boys do to pass the time?

3. What does Jason lose as the bear comes out of the den?

4. What stuns Abe and Ethan about Jason?

5. What does Jason pick to eat to prevent scurvy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What arrives with May and what happens to the cabin where Jason and Charlie have been staying?

2. How does Jason's decision about paddling work out and what does he near at the end of Chapter 14?

3. What does Charlie say to Jason which helps clear the air?

4. How does Jason find the bear?

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

6. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?

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

8. Where does Jason wake up after his accident?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Jason and Barker. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Jack London and Charlie. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Jason's Gold help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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