The Lost Boy Test | Mid-Book 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 did David continue to believe despite what everyone told him?

2. What did David's mother say at the trial?

3. What other foster child takes David to the movies and the park?

4. David hugs his mother good-bye after his trial. How did David feel about the hug?

5. What item did David's Mother once force him to eat as punishment.

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes the note David wrote in The Trial significant?

2. In The Run Away Chapter, why does David feel he deserves his punishments?

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

4. In the Adrift chapter, why did Chris have fear in his eyes when he talked to David?

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

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

7. In the chapter entitled Adrift, there are several instances where David wanted to talk to Lilian. What emotions inhibited the conversations from happening.

8. What is Ms. Gold's response in The Trial when David asks what will happen to his brothers?

9. Why does David dread commercial breaks?

10. In New Beginnings, David tells about some of the torment his mother put him through. What did David feel was an accident when he didn't finish the dishes fast enough?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

When David became a foster child, he lacked many social norms. For instance, David didn't know you should knock on someone's door before entering their house. How did other characters in the story teach David social and foster care norms? What did this do for David on a broader scale?

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