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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

The people of Pala deal with pain and fear far differently than we do. How is it different? Compare and then contrast it to the way we handle these two emotions. Which do you think is more productive? Which do you think is psychologically more beneficial? Which do you think would expedite the healing process? Which is easier?

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

"Which is better? To be born stupid into an intelligent society, or intelligent into an insane one?" Why is it better? Support your argument with at least three major points and three supporting statements for each major point.

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