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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Parkis visit Henry after Sarah's death?
2. Why is Henry disappointed when Sarah does not know what an O.B.E is?
3. What does Bendrix notice in the margins of Sarah's copy of 'Last Expedition'?
4. Why does Henry call Bendrix one morning?
5. What does Sarah promise to do if Bendrix answers the phone when she calls from Bigwell-on-Sea?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1There are several characters who influence the person that the narrator becomes. Select the two characters who you believe have the greatest impact on his development and: 1) describe each character's actions or beliefs as they relate to Bendrix 2) discuss the impact of this character on Bendrix's life and personality 3) discuss why you selected each particular character. What about each character made him/her more of an influence on Bendrix than others? Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2Sarah's journal offers unique insight into a character (Sarah) other than the narrator (Bendrix). Discuss how the author's decision to include another narrator influences the story. How is the story different because of Sarah's journal? What is the significance of the fact that Sarah did not intend for Bendrix to read her journal? How would the novel be different if Sarah told the entire story? Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3Bendrix begins the novel by telling his audience it is a "record of hate." Write an essay: 1) arguing whether or not this statement is true 2) demonstrating the ways that the narrator proves (or disproves) his claim. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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