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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Douglas family give to Lauren and her friends?
2. What does Zahra bring to Lauren and Harry?
3. Where is Bankole's "safe haven"?
4. What does Bankole say is different from the 1990's?
5. Where does the radio say that people should stay away from?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the qualities that Lauren has that make her a good leader. Using examples from the text, describe how she manages to convince people to join her group. What is it about her that seems to make people trust her or believe in her?
Essay Topic 2
Explain what environmental changes occur in America at the time of the story. How does this affect the social fabric? What effects does it have on Lauren and the other characters? What environmental considerations do the travelers take into account when planning the community at Acorn?
Essay Topic 3
Although Lauren is very young, she seems much older and more mature than even many of the adults around her. Explain some of the ways in which she seems older than her years, based on examples from the text. Do you think that this believable? What do you think causes Lauren to be so mature?
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