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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 Catherine call Marita when they return from celebrating about the elephant story?
2. Where does David want Catherine to see a doctor?
3. Where does David go the minute he gets back from the beach with Catherine and Marita?
4. What are Marita and Catherine drinking when David finds them and confronts Catherine about showing Marita his manuscript?
5. What does Catherine do to David's African stories?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Catherine say to David about his clippings when they are on the beach, and what has she done with them?
2. What does Catherine do while David and Marita are swimming alone in the cove after David's first short story has been completed?
3. Why does Catherine say she owns the African short stories?
4. What does David do at the beginning of Chapter 29?
5. About what does Marita wonder in Chapter 28?
6. What does David do after Catherine has destroyed his short stories?
7. What does Catherine say that makes David uncomfortable in Chapter 17?
8. What do David and Marita do while alone in their cove after he finishes his first short story?
9. What does Catherine say about the long manuscript in Chapter 23?
10. What does Catherine say about marriage after her trip to Nice with Marita?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are some of the ways David, Catherine, and Marita show their love to one another, and how do these displays alter the course of the plot?
Essay Topic 2
David endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials, and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?
Essay Topic 3
Individuality and self expression are two things that are very important to some of the major characters in this book. What are some examples of this, and how do these instances alter the course of the plot?
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