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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What gesture alerts Manfred to his wife's infidelity?
2. Who goes duck hunting?
3. Who hears the blast before slipping into unconsciousness?
4. What kind of plane does Teresa have?
5. Who does Rod decide to plant in the reduction works to prevent stealing of gold?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Big King. What is his role in "Gold Mine"? What was Smith trying to accomplish by creating Big King's character in the novel?
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
Violence is a recurring theme in "Gold Mine". Who is violent and in what way? Describe some of the some of the ways violence is expressed. Does violence result in positive or negative consequences for the main characters? Discuss.
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