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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. While living with the Jones, David becomes best friends with what person?
2. After his punishment for the Johnny Jones task, what does David do on an impulse?
3. Why does David want to keep his friendship with John?
4. What actions cause David to gain acceptance from his peers?
5. Who called David the day before he left for the Air Force?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did David join the Air Force?
2. What information did Uncle Lee give to David about Stephen, his father?
3. In the Break Away chapter, David visits the Russian River once again. What did David take with him, and why was it important?
4. 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.
5. Who told David that they would do whatever it takes to help him?
6. When living with the Turnboughs, why did David have an issue with Bruce?
7. In the Mother's Love chapter, whose house did David refer to as his home?
8. When David is living with the Nulls, what does he do for Joanne when she is upset?
9. When David goes to court, what does his lawyer tell the judge?
10. Why did David ask to be removed from the Walshes' household?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
David lived with many different foster care parents. David was fortunate, because he was able to stay with three of the families for extended periods of time. Which household--the Catanzes', the Turnboughs', or the Walshes'--provided the best experience for David? Please include three specific examples to support your answer.
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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