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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. Who summons Walter to meet him?

2. How much time has elapsed between Part Two, Chapter Three and Part Two, Chapter Four?

3. How much time passes between Part Two Chapters Ten and Eleven?

4. What is the setting of Part One, Chapter Four?

5. What is the African attitude towards the British landing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the interactions between Liesl and Gabriel in Part Three, Chapter Five.

2. How does Felix nearly get shot while teaching the Portuguese troops?

3. What changes Felix's mind about spending time on Walter's farm and then returning to England?

4. What changes between Charis and Felix at the end of Part Two, Chapter Ten?

5. What news does Von Bishop receive by motorcycle?

6. What comparisons does Charis make between the two brothers, Gabriel and Felix?

7. What happens when Felix goes to the pond to think in Part Two, Chapter Seventeen?

8. How does Felix end up in Nanda?

9. What is the purpose of Wheech-Browning's visit to Walter's farm?

10. What are Felix's plans after the wedding?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are two main settings in the novel An Ice Cream War. In an essay, describe the settings of the novel and analyze the affect the setting will have on the conflict.

Essay Topic 2

Felix and Gabriel are two brothers who are the main characters in the novel It is clear that there is conflict between the two, but their relationship will play a key role in the novel. Analyze the similarities and differences between Felix and Gabriel and what effect this has on the novel. Use examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

In Part Two, Chapter Twelve, Walter's meeting Wheech-Browning provides another scene that begins as comedy. For some reason Wheech-Browning considers Walter a dear friend but cannot understand how the topic of the coffee seedlings upsets Walter. Walter is equally to blame in failing to understand that Wheech-Browning is merely performing his job in insisting that Walter pay the customs taxes. The scene ends in another death, and as Wheech-Browning says, it seems that every time the two of them get near a machine someone dies. In an essay, analyze Boyd's use of comedy in An Ice Cream War.

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