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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 tell Charlie about Charlie being there?
2. Why does Jason return to his cabin when he was following tracks?
3. What does Jason think he might be able to find at a village?
4. What part of the caribou does Jason take?
5. To what is Dawson City compared?
Short Essay Questions
1. What lies ahead on the river, who manages to pass it and how does the crowd feel about him?
2. What is Jason trying to hide from Charlie and when Charlie discovers it what does the boy realize? What is Jason's response?
3. How does Jason find the bear?
4. What does Jason notice about the world around him as he is paddling, what does he see for the first time and what does he decide to do?
5. What do Jason and Charlie do after he meets up with his brothers?
6. Where does Jason wake up after his accident?
7. What does Charlie say to Jason which helps clear the air?
8. Where does Jason finally arrive in Chapter 14, how long does he stay and how many caribou are there?
9. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?
10. What happens when Jason is at the bear cave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In Chapter 1, the reader is introduced to young Jason Hawthorn. Hawthorn is a fifteen-year-old boy who has just arrived in New York after taking ten months to cross the country from Seattle. Hawthorn feels he has something to prove and is determined to make it on his own. As a result, Hawthorn is growing up fast. Hawthorn has conviction above everything else.
1. What differences do you think the fact that a fifteen year old boy left home and traveled across the United States by himself in 1897 as opposed to an fifteen year old boy doing that in the present time? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
2. How do you think feeling like someone has something to prove can be harmful? How can it be helpful? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
3. What is conviction? What do you think it means a that Jason Hawthorn has conviction? 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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