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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 for the first time?
2. How is Jason feeling towards Charlie by Chapter 20?
3. What happens to the cabin where Jason and Charlie have stayed in Chapter 24?
4. What does Jason reach at the end of Lake Bennett?
5. Who is one of the few persons adventuresome enough to try the rapids?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jason worry about at the lake and what does he decide he has to have?
2. How does Jason find his brothers and what kind of prank does he decide to play?
3. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?
4. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?
5. How does Jason's decision about paddling work out and what does he near at the end of Chapter 14?
6. How does Jason's initial attempt to see Jamie go?
7. What is Jason trying to hide from Charlie and when Charlie discovers it what does the boy realize? What is Jason's response?
8. How do the boys pass the time and what is learned about Henderson's story?
9. How does Jason see Jamie again?
10. What are others doing with the caribou and what does Jason do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Jason and Barker. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Jack London and Charlie. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?
3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Jason's Gold help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Jason's Gold help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Jason's Gold? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Jason's Gold to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
"Jason's Gold" belongs to the young adult adventure genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the young adult adventure genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a Mainstream novel and a young adult adventure novel?
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