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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 are men dressed up as at the party that Tully goes to with Dawn?

2. What is Hector playing from the lighthouse as the Lucretia sets sail for Punta Margarita?

3. What do the biker couple purchase at the flea market where Tully buys the painting?

4. Archie Mercer opened ___________ a few blocks from Disney World.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the Stilton twins?

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

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

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

5. How do Bucky Norman and Kirk Patterson meet each other?

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

7. Who is Dr. Destin Walker?

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

9. What does Tully have to give Hector as a bribe to get access to the lighthouse in Tulum?

10. What is the unusual motif for the party that Tully attends with Dawn?

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

How is foreshadowing used in nearly every chapter of the novel? Is this literary device overused by Buffet? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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

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