Cloud Atlas Short Essay - Answer Key

David Mitchell (author)
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Who is Adam Ewing?

Adam Ewing is a San Francisco-based attorney chasing down a beneficiary of a will in the South Pacific.

2. What is Dr. Goose doing when Adam meets him?

When Adam meets Dr. Goose, Dr. Goose is sifting the sand for human teeth discarded by the resident cannibals. Dr. Goose wants to discredit his ex-wife by having dentures crafted of the teeth.

3. Describe the congregation that Dr. Goose and Adam go to on Sunday.

The congregation that Dr. Goose and Adam go to on Sunday is a local congregation. They lose their pastor, but the group takes turns reciting scripture and singing hymns.

4. What is the history of the islands, according to Mr. D'Arnoq?

According to Mr. D'Arnoq, the history of the islands is that the original native, the Moriori, are a peaceful people who banish any of their tribe for violence. The Maori (from New Zealand), the White settlers and merchants enslave the peaceful Moriori.

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