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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 is Chapter 2's title?
2. What does the narrator describe as his "job on the ship" in Chapter 15?
3. How old is Mackenzie about to turn in Chapter 6?
4. What is the title of Chapter 34, where the Captain introduces a challenge to Caden?
5. What has replaced "I" for the narrator in Chapter 66?
Short Essay Questions
1. What challenge does the Captain present to Caden in Chapter 34? Why?
2. What conversation does Calliope have with Caden in Chapter 42?
3. What are Caden and the Captain discussing in Chapter 2?
4. What does the setting called "the crow's nest" represent symbolically?
5. What information does Caden relate about the Marianas Deep in Chapter 35?
6. What is the White Plastic Kitchen? How is it described in Chapter 10?
7. How does Caden describe the transformation of the pirate ship in Chapter 47?
8. What behavior of Caden's causes Mackenzie to lose her temper in Chapter 44?
9. How does Caden describe his job on the ship in Chapter 15? What is the job that most of the crew has?
10. How would you describe the narrative style in Chapter 1? Why does the author employ this narrative perspective here?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Caden's relationship with Carlyle in the novel. Why do you think that Carlyle is one of the few characters who remains the same in Caden's reality and in his alternate reality? What advice does Carlyle give to Caden? What happens to Carlyle?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the different medications that Caden is prescribed at the hospital. What are the names of the drugs and what are they used to treat? How does Caden respond to the medications? How does he describe the experience of being on meds?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the mission that the Captain proclaims at Challenger Deep. What is the symbolic significance of this mission? Who undertakes the mission? What is the outcome of the mission?
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