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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 did the school master report to the ship's captain concerning Thorby?
2. What did Baslim ask of Captain Krausa?
3. Baslim believes Thorby to be a citizen of what land?
4. What did the youngster call Thorby when serving his meals?
5. What happened to Thorby once he was on board?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Thorby's mentor on the ship and what is his rank?
2. After an argument, Thorby is gone for days. What does he discover upon his return?
3. Describe Thorby's room on board the Sisu.
4. Upon Baslim's death what does he ask Thorby to do?
5. Describe the gentleman that Thorby sees late one night.
6. Where does Thorby go from Joy Street, and why?
7. Describe what Mother Sharum saw the night she helped smuggle Thorby to the shipyard.
8. Who does "the man" turn out to be?
9. What are Thorby's sleeping habits?
10. Once outside in the hallways of the ship what does Thorby discover?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to write about.
Part 1) Why did Mother Shaum choose to help Thorby?
Part 2) Why did Chief Office, Mother, from the Sisu send Thorby a large sum of money after Thorby had left?
Part 3) How does Thorby react to large sums of money as compared to the money he received from begging? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Part 1) How is marriage viewed by Thorby throughout the story?
Part 2) Is there any indication that Thorby wanted to marry Mata or Leda, or was he simply willing to marry them if need be? Explain your point of view.
Essay Topic 3
Part 1) Describe the relationship between Thorby and Captain Krausa.
Part 2) How does Thorby's relationship with Captain Krausa differ from the relationship that Thorby had with Baslim?
Part 3) What seems to be Krausa's feelings toward Thorby? What does Kruasa do that shows these feelings?
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