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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 kind of company does Archie Mercer run in Belize?

2. In what movie was the schooner that Lucretia used?

3. Where is the Lucretia headed after taking Tully home?

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

5. Who meets Ix-Nay and Tully at the San Pedro airport?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Willie Singer have such a hard time leaving Hawaii?

2. Why was the Hallicraft S-40B so important to Tully?

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

4. What is the atmosphere like at Reynaldo's resort in San Pedro?

5. What was the unusual business that Archie Mercer had in Orlando?

6. Who are the Stilton twins?

7. How does Buffet illustrate the generational difference between Tully and Dawn?

8. What does Ix-Nay mean when he tells Tully that there is a rabbit in the moon when they are in Belize?

9. What are the two pieces of art that Tully takes with him on his trip aboard the Caribbean Soul?

10. How did Cleopatra meet the great love of her life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cleopatra tells Tully that the hummingbird that lands on her arm as she stands atop the Cayo Loco is off course. How does the hummingbird represent Tully? What role does Cleopatra play in Tully's life?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the weather phenomena seen throughout the novel and the themes weather is used to illuminate.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of truth and discovery of the truth as a theme. What is ironic about this theme in a novel full of people and events who push the realms of reality?

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