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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 ruse is used to notify Observers of the meeting time?
2. Which of these characters does not serve as an apprentice?
3. What event is prompted by the arrival of British ships in the harbor?
4. Why do the Observers have to maintain anonymity?
5. What book of the Bible does Johnny read for Mr. Lapham?
Short Essay Questions
1. For how long has Johnny apprenticed with Mr. Lapham? How long is his apprenticeship set to last and what will happen after it ends?
2. How are the Lapham daughters described in Chapter 1? Who is Johnny most attracted to and why?
3. Why is the silver cup important to Lyte?
4. What has Johnny’s mother warned him about Mr. Lyte? Why does Johnny ignore the warnings?
5. How does Mr. Lyte respond to Johnny’s visit and his story?
6. Why does Isannah recoil from Johnny’s hand? How does Johnny respond?
7. What is meant by taxation without representation?
8. What does Johnny find when he goes to the meeting at the Old South Church in Chapter 6?
9. How is Johnny’s employment for the Lornes described? Is Johnny happy working for the Lornes?
10. What does Rab warn Johnny about Mr. Lyte? How does Johnny respond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider Johnny's relationship with Cilla. What might happen during the course of the war? Five years after? Ten years after? What are clues and symbols that indicate this future?
Essay Topic 2
Many of the activities of the Colonists went on underneath the British soldiers' noses.
1) Why did the British fail to learn about the Sons of Liberty, the Observers, and their whereabouts and activities until it was too late?
2) What might have happened if the key members of the Sons of Liberty were jailed?
3) The Colonists used the North Church to send a warning about the arrival of the British. Was this a wise move? How might it have backfired?
Essay Topic 3
Early on, Dove would have been receptive to becoming Johnny's friend. Even though the two boys suffered through animosity and distrust, explain how they could become friends and what benefits their friendship could bring to each. What prevents their friendship in the narrative and could this have been avoided?
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