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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 Kate give Alex to replace the losses from Morgana's theft?
2. Why does Alex refuse to eat tapir?
3. How does Kate help Alex prepare for their expedition to the Amazon?
4. Who does Alex envision as his future wife?
5. Who does Walimai travel with?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Alex's experience in New York prepare him for his trip to the Amazon?
2. How does Kate show love for Alex in spite of her apparent disregard for his well-being?
3. Why is Mauro Carias anxious to capture the Beast?
4. Why are others unable to see Walimai's traveling companion?
5. What does Padre Valdomero's experience with the Beast reveal about the creature?
6. How have the Amazon Indians escaped enslavement and destruction?
7. What kind of father is John Cold?
8. Why does Kate employ harsh teaching methods with Alex?
9. What theory does Kate accept about the origin of the Amazon Indians?
10. Why was Padre Valdomero's village burned to the ground?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss fear as a theme in this story. Explain the advice on overcoming fear Alex receives from Kate and from Nadia, and the advice he remembers from his father and offers to Nadia when she faces her own fear. Which characters are governed by fears? Which are not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Alex's discovery of the legendary city of gold, El Dorado. How did it turn out to be as expected? How different?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Ludovic Leblanc in the beginning and at the end of the story. Tell whether you think he actually changed and if so, what brought about the changes.
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