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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. What emotional things does Yakov tell the captain of the ship he does not do in in Chapter 7?
2. What company does Yakov learn owns the ship in which he is traveling?
3. Why do the nurses applaud Abby in Chapter 6?
4. How many women, aside from Abby, are part of the medical staff attending a party at Dr. Archer's in Chapter 3?
5. In Chapter 8, what does Nina want to know about the boy who donated a heart to her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Abby called to Jeremiah Parr's office in Chapter 6? What does this mean for Abby's career?
2. What goes wrong when Dr. Chao begins plans to transplant Karen Terrio's heart into Josh O'Day?
3. What is Yakov's biggest fear as he travels to America?
4. What does Abby say about the morphine she orders for Mary Allen in Chapter 6?
5. What does Mark tell Abby about the harvest at Wilcox Memorial Hospital that causes her to feel assured that the harvest took place there despite her earlier phone call? Who did the harvest?
6. What doctor becomes interested in Karen Terrio's organs? For what reason?
7. Why does the transplant team invite Abby to join them on a heart transplant in chapter 6? What is the reason Abby might have refused?
8. Why is there such an abrupt end to Mark and Abby's sailing trip in Chapter 10?
9. Why does Abby try so hard to impress Dr. Wettig while presenting her patient?
10. What does Dr. Chao decide to do to make sure that Josh O'Day receives a heart?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Yakov? What is his life like before he is bought by Nadiya and Gregor? Why is Yakov difficult to control? What does Yakov want out of life? Is it possible he will ever find it? What does Yakov dream of while on board the freighter? How does the engine room technician ruin this dream? What does Yakov think of Abby? Who does he think she is? Why does he fight to save her life? Does he succeed? Why does Yakov refuse to leave Abby's side? What does the reader think will be in the future for Yakov and Abby?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Bernard Kaftka? What tragedy took place in his past? How did Kaftka react to that tragedy? What does Kaftka do for a living? How does he meet Abby? How do Abby and Kaftka find themselves thrown together? How does Kaftka nearly die in Abby's company? How does Kaftka rescue Abby in the end? What are Kaftka's feelings for Abby? Why does Kaftka not believe Abby when she insists she was not driving drunk the night of her accident? Does Kaftka come to believe her later? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Who is Victor Voss? Why does he attempt to buy a heart for his wife? How does his wife feel about this when she finds out? Why is Voss upset at Abby after a donor heart is given to Josh O'Day? What does Voss attempt to do to Abby in revenge? How does this impact her career? What does Abby learn about Voss that she wishes she could use against him? Why does she not use it against him? What ultimately happens to Voss' wife? For what reason?
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