The Lost Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

Dave Pelzer
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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 becomes David's probation officer?

2. David's father says he can forgive David for causing the family problems, but what can't he forgive him for?

3. What does David work hard to do when he first arrives at the Hill?

4. Where did David have to go after he was blamed for John's plan?

5. How did David really feel about the plan he was bragging about to his classmates?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the Mother's Love chapter, whose house did David refer to as his home?

2. In the Coming Around chapter, David is in high school and making true friends. Who are some of the people David makes friends with when the Walshes move? Please give a brief description of their relationships.

3. In the Estranged chapter, when David sees Russell, his brother, why doesn't David tell that he thinks Russell is now being abused?

4. Why did David ask to be removed from the Walshes' household?

5. When David is living with the Nulls, what does he do for Joanne when she is upset?

6. Why did David join the Air Force?

7. Why did David feel responsible for the Nulls' divorce?

8. In the chapter entitled The Defiant One, David is on a quest for friendships. Where does this quest lead him?

9. In the Break Away chapter, David was living with the Turnboughs again. Did David ever go back and visit his friends on Duinsmoore Drive?

10. In the Estranged chapter, David meets his brother and they decide to meet again the next day. Describe in detail what happened when David tried to find his brother after school the next day.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the symbolism represented by David's bicycle. Was the bicycle an important aspect to David's story? How did the bike change David?

Essay Topic 2

A common theme throughout David's life is the belief that he deserved the abuse he received from his mother. David later finds out that many children who are abused also have these same feelings. How did this thinking pattern affect David throughout his life? Did David ever release himself from this "I deserve abuse" mind-set? Cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, David states that his brothers were still living with his mother. Using examples from the book, do you feel that the other Pelzer children should or should not have been placed in the foster care system? What did the foster system represent to the Pelzer family?

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