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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 treasure does Willie Singer show Tully in chapter 3?

2. What kind of party does Tully go to with Dawn and Noel-Christmas?

3. Where is the letter postmarked from that Archibald Mercer gives Tully?

4. What does Cleopatra ask Tully to help her find?

5. How does Tully dress to disguise himself for the trip to Belize?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the story of Grandma Ghost?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Buffet weaves literary works and movie references into the novel to help illuminate themes. Use specific examples.

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

How is the motif of returning a sailor home used throughout the novel?

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