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. Dickie leaves Richard without _______________.

2. As Dickie and Richard walk up a hill, Richard tells Dickie that he does not believe in _________________.

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

4. Richard feels like __________________ at the event.

5. What is the seat back that Dickie pulls out for Richard when they reach the top of the hill?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. In what capacity was Dickie at the charity ball and why is Richard upset by Dickie's behavior there?

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

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

9. What example of coincidence does Richard use to show Dickie that he should run away from safety?

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

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 Richard. 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 motivations during his life?

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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