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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 caretaker at the ranch tell the Main Character that he must do to the sheep on the day of his visit?
2. What is the person who picks up the cat amazed to discover?
3. What was the Dolphin Hotel before it was a hotel?
4. Whom does the Main Character discover at the unlucky bend in the road?
5. Who starts speaking to the Main Character in the darkness in Chapter 38?
Short Essay Questions
1. Aside from her powerful ears, is the Girlfriend a help or a hindrance to the Main Character?
2. How does the Sheep Professor's information help the Main Character on his quest?
3. Do the Girlfriend's ears help the quest while staying at the Dolphin Hotel?
4. Why does the Main Character feel that he is being used as a pawn?
5. How does the Main Character react to the Girlfriend's sudden disappearance?
6. Describe the Dolphin Hotel.
7. Explain how the Sheep Professor came to his current state of being.
8. What is the importance of time to the characters in Chapter 24?
9. What explanation does the Sheep Man give for the Girlfriend's disappearance?
10. Explain the caretaker's feelings about escorting the Main Character and the Girlfriend up that mountain.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Imagine that A Wild Sheep Chase is told from a strictly historical perspective rather that with the surreal quality. In other words, that science is used to explain any mystical events in the novel. How would this impact the message of the story, the growth of the characters and the experience of the readers? Do you feel this could be effectively accomplished?
Essay Topic 2
Which character do you feel makes the greatest sacrifice in the novel? Analyze and support your answer with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 3
The Will, the Gain, and the empire define the existence of the Sheep in A Wild Sheep Chase.
1) Explain how the Will, the Gain, and the empire come into existence in the novel.
2) Explain what situations could have existed or occurred that would have prevented these things from occurring.
3) Analyze how the Will, the Gain, and the empire in the novel relate to the world you live in.
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