A Salty Piece of Land Test | Final 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 does Willie go to look for Waltham?

2. What is the name of the caretaker of Highbourne Hill?

3. What is Tully offered for breakfast aboard the Copra Queen?

4. Who takes Tully and Ix-Nay to the Lucretia on a seaplane?

5. Where did Dawn get thrown into jail?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Willie's experience like when he first sees the Fresnal lens?

2. How were the charges against Tully in Wyoming dropped?

3. How does Tully feel as he waits to hear news of Cleopatra in the hospital waiting room?

4. How did Cleopatra prepare for her own burial?

5. What did hearing a cigarette boat off of Cayo Loco remind Tully of?

6. What was Tully having mixed feelings about after being rescued by Archie and his other friends?

7. What becomes of the crew of the Lucretia?

8. What is Sophie Diamant's story?

9. What is the story of Cleopatra's birth?

10. What becomes of Lister's conch?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the chapter titles are not just clever or humorous, but serve a bigger purpose in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

The first line of the novel states, "It all simply comes down to good guys and bad guys." Discuss the good guys and bad guys in the novel, and how Tully embodied both.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the themes of journeys and transitions in the novel.

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