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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 are the merchants on the river selling?
2. Who is performing at the theater where Jason's brothers take him?
3. To what is Dawson City compared?
4. What does Alex McDonald give Charlie?
5. What happens to the cabin where Jason and Charlie have stayed in Chapter 24?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jason find the bear?
2. What does Jason decide is their only option for survival?
3. How does Jason meet Charlie?
4. What does Jason know he must do at the river and how does King help him?
5. What mistake does Jason make with a bull moose and what is the result?
6. What does Jason worry about at the lake and what does he decide he has to have?
7. What does Charlie say to Jason which helps clear the air?
8. What lies ahead on the river, who manages to pass it and how does the crowd feel about him?
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. How does the option in question #45 work out for Jason?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Jason's Gold help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Jason's Gold? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Jason's Gold to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Jason's Gold".
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "Jason's Gold". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Jason's Gold". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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