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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 lose as the bear comes out of the den?

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

3. What does Homer write for Jason?

4. What does Jack tell Jason he wants to be?

5. Who does Jason talk to a his brothers' business?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Jason find the bear?

5. What mistake does Jason make with a bull moose and what is the result?

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

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

8. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?

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

10. Why is Jason frustrated with Charlie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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