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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. How does Susan describe the food on the island?

2. Where does Susan see Friday working when she awakens her first morning on the island?

3. How does Susan end up on the island?

4. What does Cruso tell Susan when he gives her a knife in Part One?

5. How does Susan respond to Friday's actions when she first sees him paddle out onto the bay?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the lizard that Susan finds important?

2. How does Susan come to see Friday as a being with a soul?

3. What is Friday's role on the island?

4. Where is Susan's daughter?

5. Describe Cruso's appearance.

6. How does the Captain of the Hobart react to Susan's story of being a castaway on the island?

7. Describe Cruso's health.

8. Describe Cruso's castle.

9. Why does Susan believe that she is on the island?

10. What is Susan's first impression of the island?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Different characters in Foe seem to be tied to different themes. Select three themes in the novel such as power, language, and punishment and choose the character that best epitomizes that theme in the story. Give specifics to support your choice and analyze the authors use of this representation.

Essay Topic 2

Questions of Susan's sanity and reality are revealed in the last two parts of Foe. Select three to five specific events that the author uses to make readers realize that the story may not be as substantial as it seems in Parts One and Two. Explain the benefits of introducing this concept in this manner.

Essay Topic 3

The theme of parenthood, motherhood and giving birth recur often in Foe. Discuss the importance of this theme in relationship to:

1) Susan and Cruso.

2) Susan and Friday.

3) Susan and Mr. Foe.

4) Susan and her daughter.

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