A Small Place 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. What do the Barclay Brothers open to sustain their wealth?

2. Who owns the third mansion described in Section 1?

3. In Section 1, what do the tourists pass three of?

4. What are Antiguans apathetic toward?

5. Who does the narrator pity?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the tourists react to the hospital, and what is the narrator's opinion about this?

2. When the English leave Antigua, what do they condemn, and what do they praise?

3. What does the narrator say about the library in Section 2?

4. How did the narrator feel about the Governor House as a child, and what did she see there?

5. What does the headmistress of the girls' school often say, and how does the narrator feel about this?

6. How do the Barclay Brothers earn and sustain their wealth?

7. What do tourists consider, and what do they not consider?

8. How does the narrator view tourists, as described in Section 1?

9. How does the narrator say Antiguans feel about capitalism, and why?

10. Describe the taxi driver in Section 1.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the first-person point-of-view enhance and inhibit the book? How would the book be different if a different point-of-view were used?

Essay Topic 2

How does the narrator feel about tourists, the English and foreigners living in Antigua? Why does she feel this way?

Essay Topic 3

How are the different symbols used throughout the book to represent abstract concepts? Detail and explain how the symbols are used to describe certain abstract concepts and which concepts they describe.

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