Son 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 type of animal inspires the greatest fear in Claire once she arrives in the village?

2. What color are Claire's eyes?

3. What reason does Claire give Alys for why her community had chosen to eradicate feelings of love in its citizens?

4. How many sit-ups does Einar tell Claire to do every day?

5. What solution does Alys prepare that she hopes will help Bryn make it full-term in her current pregnancy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Trademaster's appearance described in the narrative?

2. What is the reason for Bryn's falling into despair and how does Alys try to help?

3. What is the only thing Claire remembers from her past once she arrives in the village after fleeing the community by boat?

4. For what purpose does Claire venture out of her house on a winter day to seek out Einar?

5. What examples of Einar's father's abuse within Einar's story involve Alys?

6. What is Claire's solution for quelling her fear of animals?

7. What is Alys's reaction to the news that Claire is training to climb out?

8. What exercises does Einar give Claire to do until the winter is over?

9. What is the significance of Claire's outburst after Bryn gives birth to a healthy baby girl?

10. What does Einar say about Claire's stated motivation for climbing out?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the author's message regarding perseverance within the novel Son.

Essay Topic 2

Like many other bildungsroman books and movies, Lois Lowry's novel Son presents the loss of innocence as a theme. Trace Claire's loss of innocence over the course of the novel's narrative. What is the author's purpose for depicting Claire's, as well as other characters', loss of innocence throughout the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Determine the author's message regarding the value of individualism within the novel Son. Support your claim with quotes from the narrative. Be sure to use a variety of characters and situations to back up your arguments.

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