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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. What does he make out of coconut-tree fronds?
2. What would he never again be called?
3. Why did he initially think that Maui had led him to this island?
4. What does Mafatu now realize about himself?
5. How does he fashion a fish trap?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mafatu spot at the sacred platform? Why does he need it?
2. To what thoughts does the sighting of the wild boar lead?
3. How does Mafatu prepare the pig?
4. What does Mafatu remember and believe when he wakes up the next morning?
5. What wakes him the next morning?
6. What does Mafatu resolve to do each day?
7. How does Mafatu react when the water becomes turbulent? Why does he react this way?
8. What happens when Mafatu and Uri are on the raft?
9. What has Mafatu done by saving his dog?
10. What is his victory?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a glimmer of Mafatu's moving toward self-sufficiency and independence.
Part 1) When does this first appear? How does his self-sufficiency and independence grow?
Part 2) How does his new sense of self guide him in the choices he makes?
Part 3) What does he learn about self-sufficiency and independence? Is it always good?
Part 4) Why or why not? How is this relevant in your own life?
Essay Topic 2
Mafatu takes only the bare essentials on his adventure.
Part 1) What does he take with him? How is this symbolic?
Part 2) How does the training he has received in his culture prepare him find what he needs using these basic supplies?
Part 3) Are you prepared by your culture to survive independently? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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