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Mid-Book 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. What does Karuna mean to the Palanese?

2. Who is Will's boss?

3. What was the first thing Will did when he awoke from his nap?

4. What is the first food Will eats on Pala?

5. What is the first word(s) Will hears when he wakes up?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the primary difference between the pain of Susila and Will?

2. What is the symbolism of the Scarecrows? Quote from the book and then simplify.

3. How do the Palanese keep from feeling despair when reading about history?

4. A tender picture of the doctor's relationship with his wife emerges. What does he feel she brings to the relationship?

5. How are animals treated on Pala versus the rest of the world?

6. What seems so foreign about the way the people of Pala deal with fear?

7. What is Shanta's opinion in regards to snakes and snakebites?

8. Explain why Mrs. Narayan is a justified optimist.

9. Describe how Dr. Robert deals with Lakshmi's death.

10. What is a MAC?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Put the section Will reads in "What's What" in chapter eleven into your own words. Explain what you think of the things mentioned therein and what significance it could possibly hold for the rest of the world.

Essay Topic 2

Compare Pala's views on literature, and the purpose literature serves in our culture. Whose version of what literature is and does more accurate? Is it entirely subjective? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Go into detail on how the Palanese deal with anger, and conflict. Explain how we deal with these two things, or at least what seem to be the most common methods for dealing with these two things. Use quotes from the book.

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