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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is envious of Rod's new position?
2. Who appears to be the mastermind behind a plan to flood the mine?
3. Who is angry when Rod shows up to share condolences
4. Where do Teresa and Rod go after they get in her plane?
5. What breaks Rod's arms in Chapter 69?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe some of the settings for this novel. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. How do these settings even if imaginary, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use these places in "Gold Mine"?
Essay Topic 2
There are many different cultures in "Gold Mine" related to the different kinds of characters and the different settings. Which aspects appear invented and which characters seem modeled or inspired by real people in Smith's life? Do some research and discuss.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in "Gold Mine". Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
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