Brazzaville Beach Test | Final 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 is cited in the book at the end of the story?

2. After the death of Mr. Jeb, who has taken the southern chimps further south?

3. What language does Hope translate in the end of the story?

4. What hangs on the walls of Hope's home at the end of the story?

5. Who, according to information at the end of the book, were the MIG-15 planes stolen from that were used in the civil war?

Short Essay Questions

1. What discrepancies does Hope learn about Usman's past and how does she learn them?

2. According to Hope, what are life's three important questions?

3. How does Hope's discovery among the chimps show her that she and John are not so different? What is it that they have in common?

4. According to Hope, how is life like calculus?

5. What is Hope's relationship with Mallabar at the end of the novel?

6. What leads Hope to believe that Almicar and his soldiers are the only remaining members of the UNAMO force?

7. Explain in detail the chimp attack that Mallabar witnesses.

8. What chore does Almicar ask Hope to help him with? What is the purpose of the chore?

9. Explain the situation around Conrad's death.

10. What explanation was given to Hope about the death of Usman and why does she believe it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the three questions that Hope says must be answered in life? What were her answers? What were John's answers? Cite the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 2

Define symbolism. Discuss what the warring chimpanzees represent in this story, giving examples from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

What is a static character? What is a dynamic character? Identify two static characters and two dynamic characters from the story. Explain specifically what about each one makes it either static or dynamic.

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