Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 subject does Leslie ask Richard if he is going to talk to Dickie about?

2. Where does Richard find Dickie as Richard heads out to do some paragliding in Chapter 34?

3. What does Richard tell Dickie about Dickie's future?

4. Chapter 23 opens with a memory of Dickie and his brother, ________________.

5. Richard puts a strong emphasis on building a life where one can find _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Richard now know that Bobby's death meant to him?

2. At what point is Dickie's name changed to Dick?

3. Why does Richard use the word "different" to discuss marriage with Dickie?

4. How does Richard mentally escape the charity ball in Chapter 20?

5. How are Dickie and Richard at odds regarding security?

6. How does Richard turn around the negative feelings he had regarding attending the charity ball?

7. What is Richard's perspective on the possibility of Dickie's leaving?

8. How does Richard use the metaphor of games to explain life to Dickie?

9. What name does Richard give for his religion when Dickie asks?

10. How does Richard view Dickie in Chapter 34 as opposed to seeing him as an imaginary friend in Chapter 33?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of struggling with personal identity was an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the book. Why would Dickie feel a different kind of loneliness from the loneliness that Richard experiences? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the book's title. Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each one.

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