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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 does Amanda do when she is alone in her room for the first time?
2. What does Amanda tell Esther she studies?
3. Where do Amanda and David have their first long talk?
4. How does David watch Amanda when she first gets to the house?
5. How does Amanda get hurt by her familiar?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Blair say about Amanda, and why is this so surprising?
2. What does Amanda realize about the Stanley children when she tests them?
3. What caused Jeff to get rid of his strange collection?
4. Why does Amanda tell David that she prefers living with her father?
5. How did David come to accept his father's new marriage?
6. Why is David seen as so mature for his age?
7. Why is Amanda so upset when she hears there are no cemeteries nearby?
8. What surprises Amanda about the Stanley children during the second ordeal?
9. What angers David during the first ordeal?
10. How does Amanda get the younger children to help weed the garden?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mr. Golanski is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence- however brief, altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if he had not been in the book at all?
Essay Topic 2
Education and the importance of training is a constant theme in this book. Where does this theme appear, and which characters are most affected by it?
Essay Topic 3
Many different characters in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?
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