Death in the Long Grass Test | Final Test - Hard

Peter H. Capstick
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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 is the local woman carrying to the riverside?

2. Where do Capstick and his party hide when they hear a charging rhino?

3. What does Capstick say killing a hippo can lead to?

4. What kind of snake is a black mamba?

5. What does the puff adder seek the heat of at night?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do cobra snakes attack their enemies?

2. Describe crocodiles.

3. What hippopotami are more likely to attack humans?

4. How do crocodiles kill their prey?

5. Describe the crocodile attack on the woman in Chapter 6.

6. What does Alan Root describe in his article?

7. Describe the career of J. A. Hunter.

8. What does Capstick state has led to the rhincerosi decline?

9. Where does Capstick eventually find the snake?

10. What snakes does Africa have?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Capstick's representation of him himself in the book.

1) How does Capstick represent himself in the book and what affect does it have on the book's meaning?

2) In what way is Capstick's representation of himself typical?

Essay Topic 2

Examine Capstick's writing style. How would you describe his prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Capstick's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 3

Compare African and western cultures.

1) What are the differences between the two cultures?

2) In what way have the two cultures influenced each other?

3) How have Westerners damaged the African environment including the wildlife?

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