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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. Where did David finally find his Father?
2. What did David's mother stand up and shout during the hearing?
3. When David is 17, who does he become obsessed with finding?
4. Gordan visits David in July 1974, what is the purpose of the visit?
5. What realization did David have after meeting with his father in the "Break Away" chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. When David is living with the Nulls, what does he do for Joanne when she is upset?
2. In the Estranged chapter, when David sees Russell, his brother, why doesn't David tell that he thinks Russell is now being abused?
3. What is "The Hill?"
4. While at the Hill, what did the mental health person want David to do?
5. Who told David that they would do whatever it takes to help him?
6. In the Break Away chapter, David visits the Russian River once again. What did David take with him, and why was it important?
7. In the chapter entitled The Defiant One, David is on a quest for friendships. Where does this quest lead him?
8. In the Mother's Love chapter, whose house did David refer to as his home?
9. How does David react to the school secretary's remarks about foster children?
10. When David becomes a model student at the Hill, what does he achieve?
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
Because of the abuse he suffered, David struggles with many fears. Give examples of David's fears and how he overcomes them. Do some of his fears subside as the story progresses? Which fears persist?
Essay Topic 3
There are many instances during "The Lost Boy" where David describes his mother's actions. During many of these descriptions, she is cold and removed from David. Rarely is she ever kind to David. Citing specific examples, describe five of Roevra's actions toward her son. Where her actions toward David justified? Did Roevra ever apologize or explain her actions toward David?
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