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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. How did Will view people suddenly?

2. What is SD?

3. Who finds Will?

4. What is/are Murugan's top prioritie(s) as ruler of Pala?

5. What two things are supported by tax dollars?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do you notice about Radha and Ranga?

3. Define the term "mother" in Palanese terms.

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

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

6. What strikes fear into Will's heart?

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

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

9. Before Andrew went to Pala, what were his ambitions?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Compare Palanese medicine to ours. Which do you think is more effective? What about the rant that Ms. Radha goes into about health care outside of Pala? Can you see any truth to that argument? Think of one situation in which we treat but do not cure the disease. Quote supporting text from the book or from other sources.

Essay Topic 3

What could lead Will to believe that Murugan was having a sexual relationship with Colonel Dipa? Is this a valid conclusion based on the evidence in the first few chapters? What argues for this logic? What argues against it? Quote your supporting statements from the book.

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