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. What does Jason decide about when to pull over and rest?

3. How long does Jason think it will take him to reach Dawson City after he leaves Lake Bennett?

4. About how many boats are on the river?

5. What does Jason find Charlie has done when he returns to the cabin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?

2. Where does Jason wake up after his accident?

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

4. How does Jason meet Charlie?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Kristina is no exception.

1. Trace and analyze situations where Jason demonstrates his fear and hopelessness. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Jason's character flaws, and explain how they create a more complex and believable character. How do you think Jason's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?

3. After analyzing Jason's strengths and weaknesses, decide if Jason is the "hero" of the story. Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

Many people were running from their problems, such as jobs they hated, marriages which were bad or escaping from relatives they did not like, by leaving for the gold fields. Many realized very quickly that no matter how far they ran their character flaws were always there.

1. Running from problems by going somewhere else is called a "geographic cure." Discuss what do you think this means.

2. Do you believe taking the geographic cure is a good idea or a bad idea? Why or why not? Could it be different depending on the circumstance?

3. Discuss two situations that might respond well to a geographic cure and two that wouldn't be helped with on. Does Jason's determination to go to the gold field seem like a geographical cure? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Jason matures and grows throughout the book.

1. What do you think might be some of the reasons Jason is maturing? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think Jason's maturity shown in the book is unrealistic in the short amount of time period the book covers? Why or why not?

3. Discuss the ways that Jason shows changes in his maturity in the book.

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