Jason's Gold Test | Final 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. What does Jason find at two villages and a cabin?

2. Where are people who are lost stranded?

3. About how many boats are on the river?

4. What does Jason know he will have to do about the rapids?

5. In what month does spring thaw arrive where Jason is staying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Jason is at the bear cave?

2. What is Homer's last poem at Dawson City about and what does Jamie say to Jason about possibilities in the future?

3. What do Jason and Charlie do after he meets up with his brothers?

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

5. How does Jason find the bear?

6. Where does Jason wake up after his accident?

7. How does the option in question #45 work out for Jason?

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

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

10. What lies ahead on the river, who manages to pass it and how does the crowd feel about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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