The Cay Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Timothy use to make sinkers?

2. What does Timothy agree to stop calling Phillip, and call him his real name instead?

3. In Chapter 10, whom does Phillip tell Timothy his mother does not like?

4. How do Timothy and Phillip feel when Phillip catches a fish?

5. What does Phillip feel slithering around his feet as the tempest begins to hit?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the hut is blown away in the tempest, what does Timothy do to protect Phillip from the storm?

2. What is the Devil's Mouth?

3. How do Phillip and Timothy mark the passing of time on the island?

4. Why does Timothy decide to teach Phillip how to fish?

5. In Chapter 7, what makes Phillip believe Timothy is holding something back from him as he tells Phillip about the island they are on and their prospects of being rescued?

6. Why does Timothy plan to keep a constant small fire burning at their campsite?

7. Where does Timothy take Phillip to teach him to fish?

8. In Chapter 14, how do Timothy and Phillip know a tempest is on the way?

9. When Timothy contracts malaria, why isn't Phillip able to stop him from leaving the campsite and going to the beach?

10. In Chapter 12, what are the symptoms Timothy exhibits when he tells Phillip he has malaria?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the term "protagonist." How does Phillip fit the definition of a protagonist? What characteristics of a protagonist does he have? Is Timothy also a protagonist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Timothy's voodoo religion is a source of fear for Phillip. What does Phillip fear? Is it Timothy? Is it the religion or the religious practices? Or, is Timothy's religion another aspect of Timothy that Phillip feels superior to in some way?

Essay Topic 3

What is an antagonist? Who or what is the antagonist of The Cay? Is there more than one antagonist?

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