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?
Caleb's Crossing belongs to the historical novel genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the historical novel genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a historical novel and a fantasy?
Caleb's actions in Chapter 7 can clearly be seen as an important component of his overall journey and intention - to be as fully native a man as he can within the context of being as fully Christian a man as he can. The former is his identity, the latter is the filter through which that identity can function to the benefit of his people. In other words, Caleb's choices and his reactions to those choices are clear manifestations of the work's thematic interest in the struggles faced by individuals to define individual identity; in particular, finding the balance between what internal drives dictate and what external circumstances demand.
1. Discuss, in depth, the conflict between Caleb's native culture and the Christian religion. Use examples from your life and Caleb's Crossing to support your answer.
2. How do you think Caleb's choices and his reactions portrays the them of identity? Use examples from your life and Caleb's Crossing to support your answer.
3. Do you think the balance between internal drives and external circumstances is universal to the human race? Why or why not? Use examples from your life and Caleb's Crossing to support your answer.
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.
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