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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 Dawn's friend's name at the resort in San Pedro?

2. In his letter to Willie Singer, Tully tells him a guy from __________ is coming to Lost Boys.

3. What fever did Tully catch as a boy?

4. Who is Cleopatra looking for when she comes ashore at the beach in Tulum?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when the wind starts blowing through the tree house in Chapter 9?

3. What does Bucky hire Tully to do at Lost Boys?

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

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

6. Describe Cleopatra Highbourne.

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

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

9. What is the story of Grandma Ghost?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the two pieces of art that Tully carries with him on his journey. How does he acquire each of them, and what role do they play in the plot and themes of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the women in Tully's life and the impact each of them had on him.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the symbolic significance of the Fresnel lens. What are the allegorical and thematic implications of Willie Singer being the one to bring it to Tully?

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