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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 does David suggest they all do when Catherine starts insulting his stories?
2. What does Catherine call David in Chapter 23?
3. Where does David want Catherine to see a doctor?
4. What does Catherine call Marita when they return from celebrating about the elephant story?
5. Where is Marita when David finds her in Chapter 16?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Catherine say about marriage after her trip to Nice with Marita?
2. What makes it easier for David to write the African stories the second time?
3. What does Catherine do while David and Marita are swimming alone in the cove after David's first short story has been completed?
4. What does Marita try to do for David after Catherine has destroyed his short stories?
5. What does Catherine say that makes David uncomfortable in Chapter 17?
6. What does David do after Catherine has destroyed his short stories?
7. How does Davy feel when he is shown the skeleton of the female elephant?
8. What does David want to talk to his father about, and why?
9. What is the subject of David's second short story?
10. What does Catherine say to David about his clippings when they are on the beach, and what has she done with them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Madame is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?
Essay Topic 2
The characters in this book all have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write about their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affects the characters around them.
Essay Topic 3
How is the theme of diversity shown in this book, and which characters are most affected by this?
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