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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. What is Hector listening to in the guardhouse when Tully and Cleopatra come to bribe him to get to the lighthouse?

2. Where did Tully leave Lister's conch?

3. Where does Tully watch the sunset on his first night aboard the Lucretia?

4. What kind of company does Archie Mercer run in Belize?

5. What is the name of the bar that Tully goes to with Bucky and Kirk on Punta Margarita?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tully feel as he waits to hear news of Cleopatra in the hospital waiting room?

2. Why does Captain Kirk tell Tully to put on his sailing shoes?

3. Describe Cleopatra Highbourne.

4. Who is Dr. Destin Walker?

5. How were the charges against Tully in Wyoming dropped?

6. How are Tully's concerns about Mr. Twain taken care of?

7. How is the singer Tex Sex involved with the Lost Boys Fishing Lodge?

8. Why does Tully compare Cleopatra's burial to an Egyptian queen?

9. How does Tully come to meet Cleopatra Highbourne?

10. What is the connection between Tully and Donna Kay Dunbar?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the themes of journeys and transitions in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

What is the significance of lights and lighthouses to the plot and themes of A Salty Piece of Land?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the chapter titles are not just clever or humorous, but serve a bigger purpose in the novel.

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