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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Eliza's role when she joins the traveling brothel?
2. What name does Eliza go by as a boy?
3. When Tao Chi'en and Eliza arrive in California, what does he suggest she look for?
4. How much is the reward for the head of Joaquin?
5. What is the name of the women Tao Chi'en falls in love with?
Essay Topic 1
The sage's theory is that happiness comes from serving others. If this idea is accurate, which characters in the story should be the happiest? Do they seem happy? Which characters seem the least happy? Use examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the novel, irony surrounds Jacob Todd. Describe two things that are ironic about Jacob and explain why they are ironic. How do these instances of irony shape his story line?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the prostitutes that travel with Joe Bonecrusher with the singsong girls. What is the main difference in their situations? What is the significance of setting up this obvious juxtaposition in the novel?
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