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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 Dave's wife want to get him for their anniversary?
2. How many years does Leslie say it has been since Ronnie died?
3. What do Leslie and Richard find at Lake Healey?
4. What does Leslie say about Ronnie's personality when he was young?
5. Who does Richard quote when he and Leslie are driving to the hotel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Richard feel when they land in a bar?
2. What does Lorraine encourage Dave to do in these last months of his life?
3. How do Richard and Leslie reunite?
4. Why do Leslie and Richard jump out the plane?
5. What are Air Games?
6. Describe the setting of the wilderness planet.
7. What does Ronnie tell Leslie in Yosemite?
8. What does Pye tell Leslie and Richard is the reason she left them to fly alone?
9. What happens when Growly crashes into the water?
10. As Richard's alternate self, how is Krys described?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Dave change from feeling bitter about his life to seeing possibilities in the months he has left? How does Lorraine help him see life in new way? In what ways does Dave's experience influence Richard and Leslie to live differently when they return home?
Essay Topic 2
What are two important symbols of this novel? Discuss the ways they are used in the story and the meaning they convey.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how Leslie and Richard reunite after the plane crash. What do they have to believe in in order to get past the wall of Richard's grief? How is Leslie able to breach the wall and help Richard create a new reality?
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