Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where had Bethia gone to do in the story she is telling?
2. What does Bethia believe about her mother's death?
3. Why is Bethia angry after what Noah says?
4. Why does Bethia say she is so tired in Chapter 11?
5. Why does Bethia not know what will happen to her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bethia say to Corlett about applying for a position at another school and what is his response?
2. What does Bethia do in order to help Caleb when he is dying?
3. How does Bethia describe her life in Cambridge?
4. When and how does Bethia's father introduce Caleb to the White settlement?
5. Why is Bethia relieved when they board a vesself for Cambridge, and how is her first day there?
6. What happens to Bethia's sister Solace?
7. Why does Caleb say he and Bethia can no longer be friends?
8. Where is Bethia sent and what are the aftereffects of her drinking out of the gourd?
9. Describe the argument Bethia and Makepeace become embroiled in one day at the memorial for their father.
10. What does Tequamuck do as Mayfield prepares to leave for England, and what do some believe is the result of Tequamuck's actions?
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Caleb's Crossing help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Caleb's Crossing? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Caleb's Crossing to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think Caleb's Crossing is? Explain your response.
1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Caleb's Crossing? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?
2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Caleb's Crossing including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.
3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Caleb's Crossing and your own live to support your opinion.
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