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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. Richard learns that the desert around him is created by ____________________.
2. How old is Richard?
3. Which of the following is NOT addressed in RUNNING FROM SAFETY: AN ADVENTURE OF THE SPIRIT?
4. In Chapter 19, where are Richard and Leslie preparing to go?
5. What does Dickie think that Richard is going to do with him in Chapter 12?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Sheperd and how does Richard encounter him?
2. What story does Richard tell Dickie about his friends, Mike and Jack, that lets Richard know that he and Dickie are a good team?
3. What is the purpose of different people coming into Richard's life?
4. Describe what Richard sees when Leslie encourages him to remember when he was nine, right after his brother's death.
5. When does Richard feel as if he has a connection with Dickie and what role has Dickie played in Richard's life?
6. When Leslie prods him, what memories does Richard recall that might be the source of Dickie's anger?
7. What philosophy about numbers does Richard share with Dickie?
8. What is Richard's pattern for dealing with life's challenges, and how can Dickie possibly help him in this area?
9. What is the landscape in which Richard finds Dickie in his mind and what does it symbolize?
10. What is the premise of RUNNING FROM SAFETY: AN ADVENTURE OF THE SPIRIT?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bach is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
Does the book end on a note of hope for Richard or the continuance of his struggle to come to terms with his inner child as his life changes and evolves? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Richard used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.
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