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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. In Nanda, who joins Felix in pursuing Gabriel?
2. While in confinement in Part Three, who questions Gabriel?
3. What song does Charis' lover hum?
4. Who helps Gabriel escape?
5. Given the clues at the end of Part Two, what conclusion can be drawn about Charis?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Felix decide to do after Charis' funeral?
2. How does Felix nearly get shot while teaching the Portuguese troops?
3. What is Von Bishop's reaction to what happens to Gabriel when he is caught?
4. What changes Felix's mind about spending time on Walter's farm and then returning to England?
5. What is shocking about Part Two, Chapter Thirteen?
6. What comparisons does Charis make between the two brothers, Gabriel and Felix?
7. What is unusual about Felix's response to Lieutenant Loveday's death?
8. What are Charis and Felix's thoughts on their affair and Gabriel?
9. What does the author imply about Felix when he describes Liieutenant Loveday's usage of "schoolboy French?"
10. What does Walter find when he returns to his farm?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In An Ice Cream War, Felix Cobb, the protagonist, can be described as a dynamic character because he evolves throughout the novel. Contrary to Felix is his brother, Gabriel. Gabriel is a static character because he remains the same, a dedicated soldier, throughout the novel. In an essay, examine the role of dynamic and static characters in the novel An Ice Cream War.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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