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 see at a village that he follows?

2. What does Homer write for Jason?

3. What does Jason want to do in Dawson City?

4. Who is performing at the theater where Jason's brothers take him?

5. What are some of the people on the river called?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jason's initial attempt to see Jamie go?

2. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?

3. What significant day is coming up in Chapter 22 and how is that time of year affecting the people in the area?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How do the boys pass the time and what is learned about Henderson's story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of "Jason's Gold", identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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