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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 the name of the resort in San Pedro where Archie has a bungalow?

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

3. Where is Bucky Norman from in Wyoming?

4. What do Tully and Dawn toast to with champagne?

5. What was playing on the car radio as Tully made his escape from the bounty hunters?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the little argument Tully has with himself after meeting Dawn and her friend?

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

4. 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?

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

6. What is the story of Grandma Ghost?

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

8. Who are the Stilton twins?

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

10. What surprising thing does Cleopatra do after Tully successfully guides the dinghy through the Mayan cut?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Buffet's use of both traditional and non-traditional religion in A Salty Piece of Land.

Essay Topic 2

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

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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