Gold Mine Test | Final Test - Hard

Wilbur Smith
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who flirts with Davy on the fifth day of drilling?

2. What does Rod tell Johnny after he reaches the serpentine rock?

3. Who buys as much stock as he can get without drawing attention to himself?

4. Who goes duck hunting?

5. Who is the only one to survive the flooding water?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Choose a character that Rod grows to like and become familiar with. How does their relationship evolve?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in "Gold Mine". Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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