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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 Leslie wonder if they are trapped in in Chapter 19?
2. Who is Leslie crying about at the beginning of Chapter 12?
3. What does Richard buy after Leslie dies?
4. What is the sport called that the fighter planes are competing in?
5. What is the name of the line-boy who asks Richard if he needs fuel?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Leslie and Richard jump out the plane?
2. What does Richard learn from his alternate self when he imagines talking with him?
3. What happens when Growly crashes into the water?
4. Who does Leslie encounter in the afterlife?
5. What are Air Games?
6. What does Leslie realize might be one more test or challenge in the pattern?
7. What does Lorraine encourage Dave to do in these last months of his life?
8. How did Leslie and Richard experience the passage of time differently when Leslie was dead?
9. Where do Leslie and Richard land when they jump out of the plane?
10. How does Richard's alternate self make an important change in his life after his wife leaves him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the author's viewpoint about humanity's ability to keep the earth safe? How does he use the character of Mashara as a symbol of protector? What does it suggest that she is a computer?
Essay Topic 2
Pye says "When you love someone, when you know they're ready to learn and grow, you set them free." Discuss how Richard and Leslie learn and grow when Pye is not there acting as a shield for them. What experiences do they have that help them determine their destiny?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how Richard tries to influence his younger self to quit the Air Force. What example does he use to support his argument that a pilot is left feeling the loss of all those he has killed. What does he say about the military leading young men on?
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