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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What change to Jason's future plans has taken place now that his father is gone?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 21, what does Nelson notice has changed about Kyle's appearance?
3. Who leaves a note in Jason's locker in Chapter 13?
4. Who visits Jason's home during the Christmas holiday?
5. How does Jason's father feel about this scholarship?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following relationships in detail, using quotes from the novel to support your conclusions:
1) Nelson and Kyle
2) Nelson and Jason
3) Jason and Corey
Essay Topic 2
How does Nelson feel about his father? How involved in his life is Nelson's father? Why does Nelson not appreciate the Christmas gift his father sends to him? Why does Nelson get angry with his father when they speak on the phone? Why does Nelson's father fail to show up to take him to dinner? How does his relationship with his father impact Nelson's emotional state? How does it impact Nelson's deep desire to be loved? How does Nelson's father show that he is not as supportive of Nelson's sexuality as Nelson's mother?
Essay Topic 3
Who is Kyle? How does Kyle feel about his own sexuality? Why is Kyle worried about people at school learning the truth about his sexuality? What does Kyle think will happen if people learn the truth? Why has Kyle not told his parents about his sexuality? How does Kyle think his parents will react to the news of his sexuality? Why does Kyle think this? What is Kyle's relationship like with his mother? With his father?
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