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 state does Richard live in in this memory?

2. Richard feels like __________________ at the event.

3. In Chapter 38, Dickie wants to know Richard's name for ___________________.

4. In Chapter 37, Dickie is becoming _________________ to Richard's mind.

5. Richard teaches Dickie about self preservation and _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Richard use arithmetic to teach Dickie about life?

3. What example does Richard give regarding taking a risk and doing something you love as opposed to doing what other people may think of as stability?

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

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

6. What does Richard feel about his role as teacher in his relationship with Dickie?

7. What is a common theme in the book, and how does Richard use this factor to grow his character?

8. What does Richard's attempts at getting Dickie to stay show about their relationship at this point?

9. Explain some of the philosophies of life that Richard explains to Dickie such as space-time and the elements of the human experience.

10. What is the basis of the conversation between Richard and Dickie regarding good and evil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Richard was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Richard's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Dickie. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What were his primary interests and attitudes?

Essay Topic 3

Renewal is an important theme in RUNNING FROM SAFETY. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.

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