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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Frannie goes to work with which famous figure?
2. What is Starbuck's first name?
3. Maria only wears dresses made from which material?
4. What item did Bertha make for Una's baby?
5. Who is in charge of the publication?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Naslund's use of Nantucket for the setting in "Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-gazer: A Novel". Why do you think Naslund chose Nantucket? How accurate do you think the setting is in regards to the real location? What areas are most commonly referenced in the story? What other location might have worked as well, if not better, than Nantucket? What is unique about the setting? What regionalisms are exhibited by Una and the rest of the characters? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Robben Avalon's sculptures serve as a symbol of his models. Una is thrilled when Robben gives one of his statues to Ishmael. Una hopes that the statue will remind Ishmael of her if they were never to meet again. Robben also chose various people to act as his models. Discuss Robben's work, its symbolism, and how it is used to bring characters together.
Essay Topic 3
Kit and Giles were both objects of Una's affections early in the story. Examine the relationship Una had with each man. Also compare and contrast Kit and Giles on personal and professional levels. Do you think things might have been different if Giles had lived?
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