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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who feels guilty and confesses to the Inspector?
2. What do the person(s) who are looking for gold use?
3. How much money has Manfred lost in the stock market?
4. How many men die at the drilling site?
5. Whose shares does Manfred want to purchase before drilling begins to become a rich man?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What is the significance of the title "Gold Mine"? How does this relate to the protagonist Rod and in particular to the main theme of the book? What did the author mean by calling the book "Gold Mine"? Cite an example to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
"Gold Mine" is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. The author uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.
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