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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. From where is Charlie originally?
3. Why does Jason return to his cabin when he was following tracks?
4. How long does Jason stay at Lake Bennett?
5. Who does Jason talk to a his brothers' business?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jason know he must do at the river and how does King help him?
2. What arrives with May and what happens to the cabin where Jason and Charlie have been staying?
3. What mars Jason meeting up with Jack again?
4. What do Jason and Charlie do after he meets up with his brothers?
5. What does Charlie say to Jason which helps clear the air?
6. Where does Jason wake up after his accident?
7. Where does Jason finally arrive in Chapter 14, how long does he stay and how many caribou are there?
8. How does the option in question #45 work out for Jason?
9. What is Jason trying to hide from Charlie and when Charlie discovers it what does the boy realize? What is Jason's response?
10. How does Jason's initial attempt to see Jamie go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Hawthorn's initial gut feeling proves to be correct. After being wowed by the luxury of Smith's stateroom and everything that wealth has to offer, Hawthorn learns that the group is nothing more than a ring of thieves. No matter how much Barker insists that Hawthorn join them, Hawthorn will not budge. Hawthorn's father fought in the Civil War and was an honorable man. To take part in Smith's operation would tarnish his honor and, in turn, his father's honor.
1. Discuss how the cliche: A wolf in sheep's clothing, relates to the above paragraph. Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
2. Why do you think it is important to Jason that he does not tarnish his father's honor? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
3. What does it say to you about Jason's character that he does not get seduced by the wealth Barker and the others show him but remains true to his values? Use examples from Jason's Gold and your own life to support your answer.
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