A Salty Piece of Land Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 run into the bounty hunters in Alabama?

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

3. What was the gift given to Cleopatra for saving a stranded fisherman?

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

5. What does Archie call Ix-Nay?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who are the Stilton twins?

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

7. How does Tully come to meet Cleopatra Highbourne?

8. Describe Cleopatra Highbourne.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the themes of journeys and transitions in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

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

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