The Caine Mutiny Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the typhoon approaching the Caine in Chapter 27?

2. What can become useless in a typhoon?

3. After midnight on the day of the Kamikaze attack, what does Willie do?

4. Who is the grand historical figure in Willie's life?

5. Whose wife keeps having dreams about typhoons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Through Tom Keefer's literary allusions in Chapter 9 and Willie's visit to the Moulton in Chapter 10, we begin to see Willie struggle with appearances versus reality. Why does Willie struggle with the fact that things are not always what they seem? How do you think growing up privileged has influenced the way he makes judgments? Do his first impressions get him into trouble? By the end of the novel, has his perspective changed? What leads to the change?

Essay Topic 2

Trouble seems to follow Willie Keith wherever he goes. What does he do to get himself in trouble, or is it just bad luck and timing? How is this character established by the author in the first chapters?

Essay Topic 3

Ice cream plays a prominent role on the Caine in Chapters 19-21. Why do you think that is? What symbolic significance might it have? Why didn't the author choose some other kind of food?

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