Son Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Son Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 165 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. When Claire picks up the biology posters from the school, she meets a former teacher of hers. What subject does this woman teach?

2. What class had Claire and Sophia been in together at school?

3. Why do the children in the schoolyard gaze curiously at Claire when she is on her way to the Fish Hatchery?

4. How old is Claire when she gives birth to the Product?

5. Where does Claire's son sleep when the male Nurturer takes him home at night?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sets the birth of Claire's Product apart from those of the other Birthmothers in her dormitory?

2. What is Dimitri's explanation for why the community no longer has mammals?

3. Recognizing that she cannot ask for Sophia outright at the Nurturing Center, what does Claire say to the receptionist when she arrives?

4. How does Claire feel about the river that borders the community?

5. For what reason are the Nurturers considering keeping Claire's son at the center for another year before assigning him to a parental unit?

6. What change does Claire see in Jonas between the time she sees him racing another boy on his bicycle and the time she sees him walking alone along the river?

7. How is the boat's cook Marie described by the narrator?

8. How do the Nurturers respond to Claire's query asking if it would be alright if she visited the Nurturing Center again?

9. When Claire declares that she hates her life, what aspects of her life does she say she despises?

10. Why does Jeanette, one of the Fish Hatchery workers, feel surprise when the name Paul is given to one of the Newchildren at the Ceremony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Narrative events within Lois Lowry's novel Son refer to the subject of trust at many different points. Trace these mentions, explain each instance's circumstances, and discuss the overall message the author sends about the subject of trust.

Essay Topic 2

The novel Son is littered with the use of sensory details, particularly after Claire's arrival in the village after fleeing from the community in which she was born. Discuss the author's purpose in including the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations associated with Claire's new life in the village.

Essay Topic 3

Determine the author's message regarding the value of individualism within the novel Son. Support your claim with quotes from the narrative. Be sure to use a variety of characters and situations to back up your arguments.

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