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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. About what is Mafatu unsure?
2. What does Mafatu spot as he and Uri head toward the reef on the raft?
3. What does he use to pull himself up the slope?
4. What does Mafatu do to the shark?
5. What happens when a large wave tips the raft at a severe angle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mafatu prays to the Goddess of the Fishermen.
Part 1) Who is this goddess? Why does he pray to this goddess?
Part 2) Does the goddess help him? Why or why not?
Part 3) Compare and contrast Mafatu behavior in times of trouble and need to your behavior.
Essay Topic 2
After arriving on the island, Mafatu finds a spearhead.
Part 1) Why does he take it? How is taking the spearhead a victory?
Part 2) What does the spearhead symbolize?
Part 3) To what does this victory lead? How does this one event change his life forever?
Part 4) Describe an event that had a large impact on your life.
Essay Topic 3
Mafatu endures many struggles during his journey.
Part 1) How does he struggle on the canoe? How does he overcome these struggles?
Part 2) How doe she struggle on the island? How does he overcome these struggles?
Part 3) How do these trials and tribulations change his character?
Part 4) Could he have made these personal changes without going on this adventure? Why or why not?
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