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. How is Jason feeling towards Charlie by Chapter 20?

2. How long are the rapids that are ahead of Jason?

3. What does Jason find at two villages and a cabin?

4. What happens at a narrow part of the river?

5. What does Jason decide to do to his brothers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jason know he must do at the river and how does King help him?

2. What does Jason worry about at the lake and what does he decide he has to have?

3. How does Jason finally get to see Jamie and what does she tell him?

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

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

6. What do Jason and Charlie do in spite of their dire situation and what does Jason then decide to do about their situation?

7. What are others doing with the caribou and what does Jason do?

8. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by this book. Questions that most likely Hobbs wanted the readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the author's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Hobbs' probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

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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