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The Lost Boy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Dave Pelzer
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Big Larry and David return home, who is angry with them?

2. Who catches the boy stealing and calls the police?

3. Where does the boy end up when he leaves the Pelzer household?

4. Who tormented David and called him a wimp for not fighting his mother?

5. When David goes on a picnic with the Catanzes who did he meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example to support David's belief that his time at the Hill was a positive experience.

2. While at the Hill, what did the mental health person want David to do?

3. Why does David's father allow the abuse to persist?

4. In the chapter entitled Adrift, what did David think when his visitor didn't show up at the appointed time?

5. In New Beginnings, what does Tony do for David?

6. In the Break Away chapter, David visits the Russian River once again. What did David take with him, and why was it important?

7. After his mother's visit to Aunt Mary's, David changed the story he told Ms. Gold. Why did David change his story?

8. What is the bicycle a symbol of to David?

9. When David first arrived at Aunt Mary's, what was his response to the other foster children when they asked "what he was in for?"

10. When David goes to court, what does his lawyer tell the judge?

Essay Topics

How did growing up in the foster care system shape David's life? Would he have had the same experiences had he grown up in his mother's home? Why/Why not?

Because of the abuse he suffered, David struggles with many fears. Give examples of David's fears and how he overcomes them. Do some of his fears subside as the story progresses? Which fears persist?

When his mother hugged him, David said he wanted to hold onto what he felt at that moment forever. Explain why David would want to hold onto this moment. Were there any other instances of moments David wanted to relive? Why was this moment significant?

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