Green Hills of Africa Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Why are the elephant down south so big?

2. Why do animals on a plain feed differently from those in the woods?

3. What have you got to be careful of when hunting sable bull?

4. What headdress does Garrick wear to the annoyance of Hemingway?

5. What does Hemingway solemnly look at each morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What breaks the author's resolve to pursue the second sable bull?

2. How does Karl end up with the right to hunt the salt lick?

3. How does the author initially react to this new country?

4. What is the significance of the overnight rain?

5. What time period does the narrative return to?

6. What is said between he author and Pop in their alcohol fueled conversation?

7. What is the significance of the arrow found at the salt lick?

8. What does this new country reveal to the author?

9. How is the author's confidence affected by his successful kudu hunt?

10. Why does The Roman's brother join the author's hunting party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The landscape is often described by Hemingway in his narrative. How does the landscape affect his experiences? What is the significance of the land to the narrative?

Essay Topic 2

How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative? Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the narrative's structure express the book's themes?

Essay Topic 3

How does Hemingway depict the natives in the book? How does today's society view Hemingway's depiction of the natives? Do you think his portrayal is accurate?

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