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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 Bristle fight in Chapter 29?
2. In Chapter 25, where is Runt sleekping?
3. What type of tree hits Gray in the chest when he sets off an explosive?
4. How many saplings does Peter cut to make a stage?
5. How far is Peter's home from the old mill?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Peter get up a ten-foot sheer rock wall in Chapter 28?
2. How does Bristle lure the coyote away from Runt?
3. How does Vola help Peter understand the marionettes and how to work them?
4. What does Peter remember in Chapter 20 that Pax did that might have saved his life?
5. What is Pax thinking about the meals he has had in Chapter 23?
6. What does Pax see in Chapter 19 when he returns to the area where Gray's body rests?
7. Why does Peter agree to spend the night before leaving in Chapter 22?
8. How long after his mother's death did it take Peter to have a day where he did not think of her all day?
9. What does Peter see when he emerges from the woods in Chapter 28?
10. Why does a soldier let Peter into the evacuated area?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The story is told from Peter and from Pax’s points of view. Analyze the impact of the author’s choice to tell the story from those two viewpoints. How does the use of two viewpoints affect how the story can be told? How does the use of multiple viewpoints affect the plot?
Essay Topic 2
Peter carries his mother’s bracelet with him when he leaves his grandfather’s house. What does the bracelet look like? Why does Peter carry it with him? What does it symbolize to Peter, and what did it symbolize for his mother?
Essay Topic 3
Both Peter and Pax grow and mature in the novel. How would you describe the maturity level of each of them at the beginning of the novel? How do they mature and come of age through events in the novel?
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