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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. Where did Tully leave Lister's conch?

2. What are the names of the bounty hunters who are after Tully?

3. Who does Ix-Nay have a date with in San Pedro?

4. Who gives Tully the Heimlich when he is choking at dinner?

5. Who does Tully tell Dawn she looks like before they go to the party?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ix-Nay tell Tully about the fishing spot called Quiet Time?

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

3. What are some of the things that happen on the trip to Belize that reminds Tully of his favorite movie, The Man Who Would Be King?

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

5. What is the story of Grandma Ghost?

6. Why does Tully ask Willie Singer to help him find the Fresnel lens?

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

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

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

10. What does Donna Kay tell Tully in the tree house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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