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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 has Thorby inherited?
2. What was Thorby's father investigating when he went missing?
3. What did Thorby believe the business is involved in?
4. What is an expenditure of the business?
5. What was given to Thorby upon his birth?
Short Essay Questions
1. How were Thorby and his parents lost?
2. Who is Thorby identified to be?
3. What is the trade on Woolamurra?
4. What makes Woolamurra ideal if Thorby no longer wants to be a trader?
5. What leads Captain Bisby to discover who Thoby's blood relatives are?
6. What business does Thorby attend after leaving the counselor's office?
7. Describe the method of trading on Finster.
8. What is Thorby's plan to escape his family bodyguards?
9. What is Baslim's theory on the slave trade?
10. What is Thorby's idea concerning the investigation of the slave trade?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mata showed Thorby attention he did not notice and Thorby was being unwittingly set up with two other females in the book.
Part 1) What does it show about Thorby that he never noticed that these matches were being made?
Part 2) What does it reveal to the reader about Thorby's feelings about these girls that he didn't perceive what was going on?
Essay Topic 2
Baslim had been reluctant to use hypnosis on Thorby but eventually did in order to help Thorby be rid of the nightmares.
Part 1) Explain the role that hypnotism played in the story and why Baslim seemed to be opposed to the use of it.
Part 2) If hypnosis could be used in real life with the certainty that it was used in the story, what problems would come form its use? What benefits?
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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