My Brother Sam Is Dead 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 is it about Sam that Tim still cannot figure out?

2. Who is the only person who can change Sam's verdict?

3. Who is Colonel Read?

4. Which of the following does not describe Tim as he waits for his father at the wagon?

5. What happened to Jerry Sanford?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what context do the authors want the reader to view the events of the Revolutionary War?

2. How has Mother evolved in the story to this point?

3. Explain Tim's philosophies on his country and the war that took so much from his family.

4. What are Tim and Mother's attempts to free Sam from his imprisonment?

5. What are the dire straits for people like Mother and Tim?

6. In what ways do people show courage other than actually fighting in the war?

7. What happens that makes Tim feel he is no longer a Tory?

8. What are Tim's options when faced with the critical decision after his father disappears?

9. Characterize the demeanor and outlooks of the soldiers at this point in the war.

10. What disturbing news do Mother and Tim receive in June of 1777?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting of the novel. Be sure to include major locations, dates and places in your description and be as thorough as possible.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the irony of Father's name (Life). Be sure to address his untimely death and the fact that he could not alter his way of life to adapt to the changing world around him.

Essay Topic 3

As the war wages on, Tim becomes less enamored of the glory he had hoped to have one day and focuses on the reality of surviving. Explain why Tim's efforts at home were just as noble as Sam's in the field.

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