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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 do to the clippings about David's writing?
2. With what does Catherine compare burning David's stories?
3. Who is with David after Catherine leaves after burning the stories?
4. What does Catherine call David in Chapter 23?
5. Who makes David a meal in Chapter 20?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to David as he writes his short story about Africa?
2. What does Catherine say about marriage after her trip to Nice with Marita?
3. What does Madame tell David after his short stories have been destroyed?
4. What does David think about while Madame makes him a meal while he is alone in the house?
5. What does David do at the beginning of Chapter 29?
6. Why does Catherine say she owns the African short stories?
7. What happens when Davy, his father, and Juma finally catch sight of the elephant?
8. How does Davy feel when he is shown the skeleton of the female elephant?
9. What do David and Marita talk about after David writes about the skeleton of the female elephant?
10. What does David do when he gets back from the beach with the girls after finishing the elephant story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Betrayal is a theme introduced near the very beginning of this book. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters are most affected by it?
Essay Topic 2
David's short stories have a huge impact on the plot and characters in this book. What is the subject of these short stories, and how do their inclusion in the text affect the course of the plot? How do the different main characters respond to these stories?
Essay Topic 3
Marita and Catherine are similar characters in this book, and yet there are some marked differences. What are some of the differences and similarities in these two dynamic characters?
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