The Diamond Mine Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Carrie describe the violin player?

2. To whom does Carrie write about the horrors of settling Cressida's will?

3. Why does Cressida want Carrie to come to Cressida's house on Sunday?

4. Why do Carrie and Cressida send the carriage home?

5. How is Poppas seated in Cressida's car awaiting word of survivors?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

One of the first characters encountered in the story is a man by the name of Miletus Poppas. Poppas plays a significant role in Cressida's life. In fact, Cressida attributes her success solely to this man. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your life experience:

1. Briefly describe both the physical and emotional characteristics of Poppas.

2. Give examples from the story as to whether you believe Poppas was sincere in his love and admiration for Cressida.

3. After Cressida's death, Poppas receives a bequest of $50,000. Do you believe Poppas deserves this bequest? What does it say about the family in that they contest this bequest?

Essay Topic 2

The story opens with Cressida on an ocean voyage and ends with her death also while on an ocean voyage. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:

1. Why do you think Ms Cather chooses to frame or book end the story with ocean voyages?

2. Compare and contrast the two ocean voyages and possible symbolic meanings of each.

3. Do you think it appropriate that Cressida dies on the Titanic? Why or Why not?

Essay Topic 3

Cather ends the story with a quote in German. Choose one of the following topics and write a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:

1. Find a translation of the quote on the Internet or ask a German-speaking person to translate it and then write an essay as to how that quote is or is not relevant to your life.

2. Find a translation of the quote on the Internet or ask a German-speaking person to translate it and then write an essay as to how that quote illustrates the major theme of this story.

3. After translating this quote via the Internet or other means, write an essay as to whether you think this is the best quote with which to end this story. Explain. Come up with an alternate quote that you think is as relevant or more relevant and explain why you think this way.

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