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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is América angry with Candidó after he decides to return from Canoga Park to their old campsite?
2. Which characters are carried away by the water down the hillside?
3. Why does Delaney's column anger readers?
4. Who is Todd Sweet?
5. Why do Delaney and Kyra go out walking together?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Critical events in Boyle's story revolve around the Thanksgiving holiday, and the term "pilgrim" is mentioned at least twice throughout the story. Why do you think Boyle chose Thanksgiving and pilgrims in this particular book? What sort of meanings are attached to the terms? How do those meanings relate to the themes of the book?
Essay Topic 2
Boyle's book revolves around ethical and moral issues as well as questions regarding ethical boundaries. What ethical boundaries are breached or broken in this story? Does this happen because of necessity or simple ignorance? Identify one ethical boundary and defend the character's reasoning for breaking it.
Essay Topic 3
How is Boyle's story ultimately resolved? Do you think the plot is adequately resolved? In your opinion, what could have been added (or removed) to make it more meaningful?
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