Galapagos Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who says: "I love you so much. Please marry me. I'm so lonesome. I'm so scared."

2. How many times has the narrator materialized since becoming a ghost?

3. What animal begins attacking the Captain's bedsores?

4. Who is Kamikaze?

5. Who steers the Bahia during the day in Book 2: Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the narrator, are there anymore left handed people in the world? Explain.

2. Why is the Bahia considered to be a ghost ship in the opinion of humankind?

3. Did James Wait ever reproduce? Explain.

4. How does Quezeda feed his brain's thirst for self-esteem and alcohol?

5. Who does Akiko name one of her daughters after? Explain.

6. When does Mary Hepburn begin her artificial insemination program? How old is she at the time?

7. Why does James Wait tell Mary Hepburn to call him by his first name? By what name does Mary call James?

8. Why are the Kanka-bono girls laughing at the Captain in Chapter 11? Why does the Captain think they are laughing?

9. After 10 years on the Island, how does the Captain change?

10. What is the irony behind the marriage of Mary Kaplan and Willard Flemming in Book 2: Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Make a case for or against the following statement: "Culture and society is just something that humans do because it is programmed in their brains." Use the novel for evidence to support your case.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of the Afterlife to the novel. What does the Afterlife look like? Do the characters have a choice to enter into the Afterlife? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The narrator, Leon Trout, states that all the sorrows of humankind are caused by "the only true villain in my story: the oversized human brain." Do you agree with his statement? Explain by using specific examples from the text.

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