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. Who did David ride to court with for his abuse trial?

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

3. David wonders if he should have fought his Mother. Whose advice does David seek as he ponders this question?

4. At David's abuse trial, who did not appear in court?

5. When David makes his telephone call, he is too scared to dial the numbers. Who dialed the number for him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When the judge asked David where he wanted to live, David became overwhelmed by two emotions towards his mother. What were they?

3. Why is the date August 21, 1973 important to David?

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

5. Why does David dread commercial breaks?

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

7. In The Run Away Chapter, why does David thrive for the hours he is away from the house?

8. What item becomes David's obsession at The Catanze's?

9. In The Trial, what does Ms. Gold tell David on the way to his trial?

10. David notes in the chapter entitled Adrift, that Rudy seems angry at him. Why is Rudy angry with David?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

David initially spent 100 days in the Hill and revisited it on several occasions, when Gordan would place him there as a temporary foster home. Explain how David's time at the Hill changed his life. What were the benefits and drawbacks to David's stays there? How did the environment at the Hill aid David?

Essay Topic 2

In what ways do the chapter titles provide insights into the story's themes? Where the titles important? How do they help one understand what is happening in the story?

Essay Topic 3

David had trouble making friends throughout his teenage years. He tells of many instances where he made friends whose goals were to get David into some type of trouble. Explain how David's friendships effected his life. Why did David make the friendships he made? Did the type of friendships he made throughout the story change? If so, how or why? Explain why having a close friend is an essential part of adolescence.

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