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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. Which of the following men does Gay believe is having an affair with his wife?
2. In the story "Ile Forest," what does Gil do for a living?
3. What is streaked on Jancy's car after the accident, which makes her think about her father?
4. In "The Ledge," which of the following adjectives would the wife use to describe her husband?
5. What does the son of the Cove's founder claim to have seen on the island?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Gil make his way to Galven's house in the story "Ile's Forest," and what is his greeting there?
2. What happens when the monkey goes wild aboard the ship in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
3. How does the monkey die in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
4. What strains threaten to ruin the marriage of Leroy Moffitt and Norma Jean in the story "Shiloh"?
5. What does Ozzy demand of his spectators in the story "The Conversation of the Jews"?
6. What stories do the old men from the cove tell the narrator in the story "Water Liars"?
7. Who is Arnold Friend in the story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
8. Why doesn't the grandmother want to go on vacation with her family in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
9. How does a monkey end up aboard ship in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
10. Who do Galven and Poma almost break up in the story "Ile's Forest"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the story "The Amish Farmer," Vance, a teacher, attempts to tell a story to his students to explain point-of-view. First, describe the story that Vance tells his students. How does Vance believe this story shows point-of-view narration? Do you agree with Vance? Why or why not? Then, describe Vance's students' reaction to his story. How does the reaction from the students exemplify Vance's lesson for the readers? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Many critics have claimed that the story "Willi" is a cautionary tale against the danger of infidelity. Describe the situation through which infidelity is introduced into this story. Create a list of emotions generated by the characters in this story after the infidelity is revealed. Explain whether you agree with the critics who claim this story to be a cautionary tale and explain why. Be sure to include examples from the text that you believe strengthen your argument.
Essay Topic 3
The story "Talk of Heroes" is the tale of wars, both personal and literal. Choose one character from this story who fought in a literal war and describe what happened to this character as a result of their experiences. Compare those experiences to the experiences of a character who fought in a personal war. What comparison do you think the author is trying to make about battles (either real or figurative) in one's personal life. Which is more dangerous? Which has disastrous effects? How can you tell? Be sure to include examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your arguments.
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