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. Why did David feel he did well at the juvenile lock-up?

2. What was David's father afraid would happen if his co-workers found out his son started a fire?

3. What did Lilian bring with her on her visit to the Hill?

4. Why was David removed from the Nulls' home?

5. Where did David have to sleep at The Turnboughs?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who told David that they would do whatever it takes to help him?

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

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

5. Why did David join the Air Force?

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. Why didn't anyone believe David when he said he didn't start the fire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways did David keep his emotions to himself? Where there any instances in which David expressed his emotions? Citing examples from the story, explain how and why David kept his emotions pent up.

Essay Topic 2

When his mother hugged him, David said he wanted to hold onto what he felt at that moment forever. Explain why David would want to hold onto this moment. Were there any other instances of moments David wanted to relive? Why was this moment significant?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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