Island Test | 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. Pala was what when Andrew and the Raja were reinventing it?

2. What does Appu's lover think of her mental state?

3. How many passes did it take Andrew MacPhail to put the Raja to sleep?

4. Why did Rani and Murugan leave Pala originally?

5. What does Susila compare children to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What intrigues Will about Murugan?

2. What did Will find humiliating about working as a journalist?

3. What is the difference between a Wife of Love and a Sister of Mercy?

4. Murugan appears at Will's bed and engages in a dialogue. What does this dialogue portray Murugan to be?

5. What were three things that were reformed, and why were they so widely accepted?

6. What are practices of James and Janet MacPhail on their children that would be outlawed today?

7. Define self determination also known as destiny control in Palanese terms.

8. In what major way do the doctors of Pala and the doctors of the rest of the world differ?

9. What does nurse Radha say the correct way of going about treating someone is?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare what Will says about what boys and girls are for around the world. Compare that to what the Palanese know boys and girls are for. How does this make you feel about our world? What do you think would need to change in order for this viewpoint to come to pass? Do you think the world of Pala is attainable or not? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss reasons why Will may have suddenly decided to admit to Susila his underhanded dealings. Why do you think Susila seems to have forgiven him so immediately? What is the real problem of Pala that she is aware of and why is it a major problem?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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