A Small Place 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. What does the narrator speak about to the lady whose family established the Mill Reef Club?

2. Whose suspicions of the narrator as a child were justified?

3. How does the narrator describe the pain of Antiguans?

4. What does the narrator criticize about Antigua in Section 4?

5. What is the tone of most of "A Small Place?"

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Section 4 begin as a panegyric, and how does it change?

2. Why does the narrator consider what the island's beauty must do to the natives?

3. What do the Syrians and Lebanese do in Antigua?

4. What happens to the acting Governor General when the Governor General goes to Europe in the months before Antigua's carnival?

5. In Section 4, which characters are static, and which characters are dynamic?

6. What does the narrator say about small events which occur in small places?

7. What does the narrator's friend say about Switzerland, and how does the narrator feel about this?

8. How does the Antigua of the present compare to the Antigua of the past?

9. What happens when the English leave Antigua at the end of Section 4?

10. When are Africans brought to Antigua, by whom, and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Investigate "A Small Place" as a panegyric. How does it adhere to and differ from the typical panegyric? What changes could be made to mark it more clearly as a panegyric? What changes could be made to prevent critics from classifying the book as a panegyric?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the main themes in this book and detail its recurrences throughout the book. What does it add to the book? How does it affect the different people described in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Which groups of people are present in the book as the protagonist and the antagonist? Why?

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