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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 playing from the lighthouse as the Lucretia sets sail for Punta Margarita?

2. What is the first kind of fish Tully catches when he is training to be a guide?

3. What is the name of the man Cleopatra refused to marry?

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

5. Where did Tully run into the bounty hunters in Alabama?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the secret to navigating the waters off Punta Margarita?

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

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

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

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

7. What challenge does Cleopatra give to Tully before she will take him back to Punta Margarita?

8. How was Tully inadvertently a matchmaker for Donna Kay and Clark?

9. Who is Dr. Destin Walker?

10. Describe Cleopatra Highbourne.

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 theme of second chances used throughout the novel with several different characters.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the circular structure of the novel. How does the structure of the novel mirror Tully's own journey?

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