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 did David think of when he was aboard a 747 heading for his new life?

2. What does David realize when Carlos and he see his brother?

3. On Saturdays, what in special event did David and Alice partake?

4. What wing in the Hill was David eventually moved to?

5. What was the occupation of David's Father?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When David becomes a model student at the Hill, what does he achieve?

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

4. In the Break Away chapter, David visits the Russian River once again. What did David take with him, and why was it important?

5. When living with the Turnboughs, why did David have an issue with Bruce?

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

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

8. 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?

9. Give an example to support David's belief that his time at the Hill was a positive experience.

10. David is again placed with the Turnboughs. David informs Alice that this is where he belongs. One day David realizes that he cannot preform a simple life skills task, and begs Alice to teach him. What was the task, and what happened when David attempted the task?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

David has to visit a psychiatrist while at the Catanzes'. Later, while living with the Turnboughs, David visits a second psychiatrist, Donald Roberson. Compare and contrast the two psychiatrists using examples from the story to support your answer.

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

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

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