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. How many days did the judge sentence David to stay at the Hill.

2. Who was David's second visitor at The Hill?

3. While at the Turnboughs, why does David only wash his clothes on Saturdays and Sundays?

4. At David's new foster home in the "Coming Around" chapter, the foster parents decided to move. What did David assume would happen when they moved?

5. Who did David say were his true mother and father?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What two items did David accidentally leave behind at the Catanze's?

3. Late in the chapter entitled The Defiant One, after David returns to the Catanze's for the second time, what one fact does David cling to when Rudy is yelling at him?

4. What information did Uncle Lee give to David about Stephen, his father?

5. Where did David go after the Johnny Jones incident?

6. 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.

7. Why did David join the Air Force?

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

9. In the Estranged chapter, when David is being removed from the Catanzes', Gordan tells David he should feel fortunate to have been with one family for so long, and that David shouldn't complain about the move. Why did Gordan say this to David?

10. How does David react to the school secretary's remarks about foster children?

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

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 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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