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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. In order to stay friends, what task does John ask David to complete?
2. Who was the superintendent of the Hill's C-Wing?
3. Who is David's first visitor at the Hill?
4. David is sent to live with Harold and Alice Turnbough. What aren't The Turnboughs licensed for?
5. How did David really feel about the plan he was bragging about to his classmates?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. In the chapter entitled The Defiant One, David is on a quest for friendships. Where does this quest lead him?
3. What is "The Hill?"
4. Who told David that they would do whatever it takes to help him?
5. 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.
6. In the Mother's Love chapter, whose house did David refer to as his home?
7. In the Break Away chapter, David visits the Russian River once again. What did David take with him, and why was it important?
8. Where did David go after the Johnny Jones incident?
9. In the Estranged chapter, when David sees Russell, his brother, why doesn't David tell that he thinks Russell is now being abused?
10. When David is living with the Nulls, what does he do for Joanne when she is upset?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Describe David's relationship with his father, then compare and contrast it with David's relationship with his mother. Why does David's father act the way he does? What might a reader assume about David's father from evidence provided in the book?
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